SK Telecom announced that it would introduce the Galaxy Quantum 2, its second quantum cryptography 5G smartphone, with Samsung Electronics. In 2020, SK Telecom and Samsung Electronics unveiled the world’s first-ever 5G smartphone to utilize advanced quantum cryptography technology. SK Telecom would be taking preorders for the Galaxy Quantum 2 until April 19. The company would also officially release the new smartphone to the South Korean market on April 23.
According to SK Telecom, its latest device supports similar features as Samsung’s flagship smartphones. In particular, the Galaxy Quantum 2 features a 6.7-inch screen display, a 64-megapixel camera, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ chipset. Moreover, the Snapdragon 855+ chipset provides the smartphone with ultra-fast graphics rendering, low-latency connectivity, overall premium mobile operation, and more.
On top of these technologies, the new smartphone also supports enhanced quantum-safe crypto solutions. Like its predecessor, the telecom operator equipped the latest smartphone with the world’s most compact quantum random number generator (QRNG) chipset, which measures 2.5mm by 2.5mm. ID Quantique, a Swiss-based quantum tech provider, developed the QRNG chips, which deliver low power consumption and high-security performance.
As SK Telecom stated, the latest Galaxy Quantum 2 is highly suitable for users who value performance and security strongly. Using QRNG chipsets, the Galaxy Quantum 2 offers information authentication and encryption, enabling users to access apps and services safely. Besides designing the device to safeguard user information, the company also plans to give users differentiated security experiences.
For this goal, SK Telecom would increase Android Keystore-based services that apply quantum cryptography solutions. For instance, QRNG tech would secure numerous SK Telecom services such as T World and PASS. The QRNG tech would also protect banking services, including Samsung Card, Shinhan Bank, and Standard Chartered Korea. Furthermore, SK Telecom plans to apply QRNG-powered solutions to its music-streaming platform Flo and subscription-based ringtone service V Coloring.
“With the Galaxy Quantum 2, we have successfully expanded the application of quantum security technologies to a wider variety of services, including financial and security,” said Han Myung-Jin, VP and Head of SK Telecom’s Marketing Group. “We will continue our efforts to expand services that are safely and securely provided via the Galaxy Quantum 2.”
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