Samsung has released a new smartphone in collaboration with SK Telecom, which taps into quantum encryption technology to protect smartphone data.
The current Samsung Galaxy flagship S20 series all come with a new security solution for secure elements including a dedicated security chip that can prevent hackers from stealing data even if they have their hands on your hardware.
SK Telecom’s subsidiary, ID Quantique, which is headquartered in Switzerland, is designing the chip. It provides the system with the capabilities of quantum encryption, allowing it to produce unpredictable random numbers and to create security keys for apps and services. This helps them to boost their security on the Galaxy A Quantum, including payment applications.
The chipset has a CMOS image sensor that detects LED-emitted light (photons) to generate “unpredictable” random numbers. The chipset provides these random numbers to generate encryption keys helping to protect personal information of users.
The business is selling quantum computing technology as a counterweight to quantum computers that can be used to damage protection of systems.
Specifications of the device:
- Display: 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O (1080 x 2400)
- SoC: Exynos 980
- GPU: Mali-G76 MP5
- RAM/Storage: 8GB/128GB + microSD slot
- OS: One UI 2.0 (Android 10)
- Battery: 4500 mAh (25W Fast Charging)
- Bio-metrics: In-display fingerprint sensor
- Rear Camera: 64MP (Wide, PDAF) + 12MP (Ultra-wide) + 12MP (Macro) + 5MP Depth Sensor
- Front Camera: 32MP
- Connectivity: 5G, WiFI-AC, Bluetooth 5.0, Type-C (USB 2.0), 3.5m jack
The phone’s price was set at approximately Rs 39,000. Telephone pre-orders have begun on Friday and it will go on sale from May 25. There is no news of the app launching in other countries as of now, but in the coming months it could make way for the US and Europe.