Samsung has officially launched the Galaxy Quantum 2 in South Korea and is expected to be launched as the Galaxy A82 5G worldwide later. Samsung has collaborated with South Korean carrier SK Telecom to launch the Galaxy Quantum 2 which features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset, a 6.7-inch QHD+ display with a 120Hz refresh rate, and has three colorways: black, purple, and white. It also features a built-in quantum cryptography chipset making it extremely hard to hack the device.
Pre-orders are live for the phone in South Korea (with an offer to get the Galaxy Buds Live and a transparent silicone case for free) and will go on sale on April 23. The Galaxy Quantum 2 is priced at KRW 699,600 (around $622, Rs. 41,000 approx), according to SamMobile.
Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2 Specs
The Galaxy Quantum 2 features a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED display with QHD+ resolution, 120Hz refresh rate at Full HD+, and has an IP67 rating (for dust and water resistance). It runs on Android 11 out of the box and features an in-display fingerprint reader. Under the hood, the phone features a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset, coupled with 6GB RAM and 128GB storage (expandable via microSD card). Reportedly it will have more RAM/Storage configuration.
In terms of optics, the Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2 has a triple-camera setup at the rear, featuring a 64MP primary sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle sensor, and a 5MP depth sensor. On the front, it has a 10MP selfie camera, both rear and front cameras can record 4K videos at 30fps. The phone is powered by a 4,500mAh battery and supports fast charging at 15W via a USB Type-C port. Additionally, for connectivity, it has GPS, 5G, Wi-Fi 6, Bluetooth, NFC, Samsung Pay.
Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2 features world’s smallest QRNG chip
Now let’s talk about the most interesting feature of the Galaxy Quantum 2, which is an integrated 2.5mm square Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG) chip developed by a company called ID Quantique for better security. This world’s smallest Quantum random number generator (QRNG) chip can generate random numbers by “creating noise via an LED and capturing it via a CMOS sensor.”
This QRNG chip makes it extremely hard to hack the device unless someone gets extensive physical access to the device and it also allows smartphone holders to “use services that require security in a more safe and secure manner by generating unpredictable and patternless true random numbers,” says the SK Telecom.
Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2 can launch worldwide as Samsung Galaxy A82 5G, but it won’t feature the QRNG chip due to the country specific services.