Samsung recently launched the Samsung Galaxy A Quantum which is now considered to be the world's most secure smartphone. That's largely due to the fact that it comes with a special, dedicated chip that's specifically built for security purposes.
Security aside, the phone is generally rather impressive as well. So, without any further ado, let us take a closer look at it!
Samsung Galaxy A Quantum: World's First Phone With a QRNG Chipset
First, let us start by saying that the Galaxy A Quantum seems to be a rebranded Galaxy A71 5G with the only difference that it also has the QRNG (Quantum Random Number Generator) chip in it. There is the exact same camera setup, same battery, same charging capabilities, same display, and the same chipset as well.
One of the main differences that we spotted is that the Quantum doesn't have FM Radio. But, at the same time, it's highly unlikely for your average person to miss this feature. Especially with apps like Spotify around.
As the name of the chip implies, its main purpose is to generate unpredictable random encryption keys that are unpredictable. This is very useful for using certain services, authorizing payments, and things like that.
According to our sources, this is being done by a CMOS sensor inside the chip that "captures" LED photons in order to generate these unpredictable, random numbers that are then used as encryption keys. And that's one way of fighting against quantum computers that can potentially be used to crack security systems.
Sure, all this may be a bit overkill. But it's extra security without us having to do anything "extra" about it.
The Galaxy Quantum A is expected to launch in South Korea on May 22 with a price tag of about 39,000 Rupees - which is about $515!
As you probably already guessed by the price of the phone, the Galaxy A Quantum is a sort of mid-range device with mid-range specs. To be more specific:
- OS: Android 10 (One UI 2.0)
- Chipset: Exynos 980
- CPU: Octa-core with 2x Cortex-A77 cores at 2.2 GHz and 6x Cortex-A55 cores at 1.8GHz
- GPU: Mali-G76 MP5
- Cameras: Quad-camera setup. 64MP main, 12MP ultrawide, 5MP macro, and 5MP depth sensor with a 32MP selfie, HDR shooter
- Display: 6.7-inch AMOLED display at 1080 x 2400
- RAM and storage: 128 gigs of storage with 8GB of RAM
- Battery: 4,500 mAh with 25W fast charging
It's definitely not the most powerful smartphone you can get. But we'd say that it offers a rather decent value. Just keep in mind that pricing is subject to change. It's not unusual for imported electronics to be more expensive in numerous regions of the EU.
As we mentioned above, it's going to launch on May 22 in South Korea. However, you can already pre-order it if you want to. And it's worth noting that those who do pre-order it will get a pair of Galaxy Buds for free. If you order it after its launch, you still get a small discount, though.
We haven't heard anything about a global release yet. There have been rumors that we may see it in other regions somewhere during June. But, take that info with a bucket of salt.
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