Samsung has launched a new smartphone, called Galaxy A Quantum, which might look like any regular Android phone, but under-the-hood, it packs some futuristic technology to protect users from hackers.
While the trail-blazing smartphone come equipped with a Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG) chip, which is developed by ID Quantique based out of Switzerland, a subsidiary of SK Telecom. The quantum encryption capabilities coming to the mobile device, means that you can generate unpredictable random numbers to create security keys for apps and services.
And this is first smartphone to come equipped with a Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG) chip, which protect users persoanl data by using the information to analyze quantum randomness to come up with a truly random number.
What is the QRNG chipset all about?
QRNG chipset is the SKT IDQ S2Q000 that enhances the security of the Galaxy A Quantum's data by using quantum encryption technology to generate random numbers to create unpredictable secure keys.
It comprises of an LED and a CMOS image sensor, which help to detect the light emitted by the diode to generates random numbers. The random numbers are assigned to services that require identification and certification, such as mobile payments, or apps to generate encryption keys and enhance the security.
The quantum key distribution encryption system relies on the quantum mechanics architecture, which in contrast to traditional public key cryptography, cannot provide any mathematical proof as to the actual complexity of reversing its one-way functions.
Samsung Galaxy A Quantum specifications
Samsung Galaxy A Quantum boots Android 10 out-of-the-box, and based on One UI with a total of five cameras, a 32MP selfie shooter on the front and 64MP primary camera at the back, coupled with 12MP ultrawide, 5MP macro and 5MP depth sensor units.
It packs a 4,500 mAh battery with 25W fast charging support and available in three color options, namely: Black, Silver, and Blue. It also comes in a single 8GB/128GB configuration at a price of $530/€490 and now available for pre-booking in South Korea, with public sales commencing on May 22.
The Galaxy A Quantum will come with a pair of Galaxy Buds for those who pre-ordered it, and those who buy after the pre-booking period will get a discount coupon worth $40/€38 to purchase the Galaxy Buds.