The Samsung Galaxy A Quantum was officially announced today by Samsung in collaboration with South Korean carrier, SK Telecom. Like we all expected, the new phone has support for 5G technology. This article contains all the details you need to know about the Galaxy A Quantum, such as its key features, full specification, price, as well as official release date.
Samsung Galaxy A Quantum Key Features
The Samsung Galaxy A Quantum is the world’s first 5G smartphone equipped with a quantum random number generator (QRNG) chipset, which is developed by ID Quantique, an SK Telecom subsidiary based in Switzerland.
The QRNG chipset is the SKT IDQ S2Q000 and it enhances the security of the phone’s data by using quantum encryption technology to generate random numbers and create unpredictable secure keys.
The chipset comprises an LED and a CMOS image sensor, which detects the light, emitted by the diode and generates random numbers. These random numbers are then provided to services that require identification and certification, such as mobile payments apps, to generate encryption keys and enhance their security.
Apart from the QRNG chip, the Samsung Galaxy A Quantum is just a rebranded Galaxy A71 5G, which means you get an Exynos 980 SoC, a 6.7-inch FullHD+ Infinity-O Super AMOLED display and an in-screen fingerprint reader.
Talking about the operating system, the Samsung Galaxy A Quantum boots on Android 10-based One UI and has a total of five cameras – a 32MP selfie shooter on the front and a 64MP primary camera at the back joined by 12MP ultrawide, 5MP macro and 5MP depth sensor units
The Galaxy A Quantum is powered by a 4500mAh battery with 25W fast charging support. The phone has three color options – Black, Blue, and Silver.
Samsung Galaxy A Quantum Price and Release Date
The Samsung Galaxy A Quantum price is KRW649,000 ($530/€490), and it comes in a single 8GB/128GB memory configuration. The phone will be up for pre-order in South Korea from May 15, 2020, while sales will commence from May 22, 2020.
Those who pre-order the Galaxy A Quantum will get a pair of Galaxy Buds for free, and those who buy it after the pre-booking period will get a discount coupon worth KRW50,000 ($40/€38) to purchase the Galaxy Buds.
Samsung Galaxy A Quantum Specification
GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G
GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
HSDPA 850 / 900 / 1900 / 2100
HSPA 42.2/5.76 Mbps, LTE-A; 5G
2020, May 14
Coming soon. Exp. release 2020, May 22
162.5 x 75.5 x 8.1 mm (6.40 x 2.97 x 0.32 in)
185 g (6.53 oz)
Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame
Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors