Samsung, along with South Korean carrier SK Telecom introduced a new 5G smartphone named Galaxy A Quantum.

The Samsung Galaxy A Quantum is the first 5G smartphone with the quantum random number generator (QRNG) SKT IDQ S2Q000 chipset. This was developed in ID Quantique, SK Telecom’s Switzerland-based subsidiary.

The chipset uses quantum encryption technology to generate, well random numbers which in turn creates unpredictable secure keys. It does so by utilizing an LED and a CMOS image sensor. The latter detects the light and generates random numbers. The numbers are used for services that require identification and certification like mobile payment apps.

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As far as the specs and look go, the Galaxy A Quantum is a repackaged Galaxy A71 5G. This means you get a 6.8-inch FullHD+ Infinity-O Super AMOLED panel with its fingerprint reader under it. In the punch-hole is its 32MP front shooter.

It has an L-shaped camera module at the back. There’s a 64MP main camera accompanied by a 12MP ultra-wide shooter, 5MP macro lens, and 5MP depth sensor.

Under the hood, it is powered by an Exynos 980 SoC with a single 8GB RAM/128GB internal storage configuration. It gets juice from a 4500mAh battery pack with 25W fast charging.

The Samsung Galaxy A Quantum comes in three colors – Black, Silver, and Blue and is priced at KRW 649,000 (around PHP 26, 770). Pre-order has begun in South Korea, and will be sold starting May 22.

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