The Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2 comes in as Samsung’s second-generation quantum smartphone. Making a comparison with its predecessor the Samsung A Quantum leaves us with a few things to be excited about. The highlights here include a different design and and the quantum number generator chipset.
Where to Buy Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2
Samsung Galaxy A Quantum Key Specs and Features
- 6.7-inch, Dynamic AMOLED 2x Display, 1440 x 3200 Pixels (524 PPI)
- Android 11, One UI 3.1
- Octa-core Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+ (7nm)
- 6GB RAM
- 128GB Built-in Storage, With SD-Card Support
- 64MP + 12MP + 5MP Triple-Rear Camera
- 10MP Front Camera
- 5G Support
- Fast Charging (25W Capacity)
- Quantum Random Generator Chip
- 4500 mAh Non-Removable Li-Po Battery
Design and Display
Despite bearing a design different from what we had on its predecessor, the Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2 design isn’t really new to Samsung’s design train. Samsung basically adopted the cues an already existing design.
Taking a glance at the smartphone, especially at the rear panel sort of brings to remembrance the Samsung Galaxy A32 and the Galaxy A52. Here we find a square camera module with triple cameras and an LED flash. Also on the rear, is the OEM branding, which indicates it’s a Samsung Smartphone.
Away from the rear panel, we move upfront to discover a 6.7-inch dynamic AMOLED display with a punch hole in the top middle position. This display is pretty much the same size as the display on Galaxy A Quantum. However, we have got a higher resolution on the Galaxy Quantum 2 and also a higher refresh rate.
In lieu of the 1080 x 2400 Pixel resolution we had on the Galaxy Quantum, we have a resolution that reads 1440 x 3200 Pixels. We also have a density of 524 PPI and a refresh rate that maxes at 120Hz.
Please note that the 120Hz refresh rate is paired with a 1080p resolution, scaling up to QHD (1440 x 3200) will keep you at 60Hz. This could be seen as a strategy to save battery.
On paper, the Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2 camera specs seem to be less capable when compared to what we had on its predecessor the Galaxy A Quantum, which sort of gives me the intuition we may have a pro version.
On the rear camera setup, we have three cameras as opposed to the four-camera system on the Galaxy A Quantum. This reduction in the cameras on the rear, lead to the disappearance of the dedicated depth camera seen on the Galaxy A Quantum.
The cameras available on the rear include a 64MP primary camera with an aperture of f/1.8, a 5MP macro camera with an aperture of f/2.4, and lastly, we have a 12MP ultrawide camera with an aperture of f/2.2 and a 123˚ field of view. Video recording on this setup is capped at 4k @ 30fps.
Moving to the front camera setup, we have a single 10MP camera with an aperture of f/2.2, as opposed to the 32MP camera on its predecessor. Video recording on this setup is capped at 1080p @ 30fps.
Hardware and Software
This year, Samsung went with a Qualcomm processor, leaving us with the Snapdragon 855+ processor from 2019, as opposed to the Exynos 980 processor on the Galaxy A Quantum.
Also on the performance line, is the Adreno 640 GPU, 6GB RAM, which falls short when compared to the 8GB RAM on the Galaxy A Quantum. We also have 128GB of internal storage and a non-removable 4500mAh Li-Po battery.
On the software side, we have a One UI 3.1 running on the Android 11 operating system.
Quantum Random Number Generator
What initially felt like we wouldn’t be seeing any further, has resurfaced in the second generation of Samsung’s Quantum series. Samsung is once again pushing a feature that could make its smartphone one of the most secure smartphones in the world.
Onboard the Quantum 2, is the QRNG Chip developed by Qunatique. This chip is the smallest there is, for all the quantum random generators available. It comes in at 2.5mm square. With the QRNG chip in place, this Android smartphone will be able to develop patternless random numbers that would help keep our data safe.
The Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2 features a USB Type-C port, Bluetooth 5.0, Dual-band Wi-Fi, and NFC.
Thanks to its 5G support, enthusiasts who own this smartphone can stream, download, and upload content at 5G speed, provided they are in areas with 5G reception.
Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2 Price and Availability
The price of the Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2 is around $623, which translates to about 237,364 Naira in Nigeria, 66,973 KSH in Kenya, and 3,601 GHC in Ghana.
The announcement was on the 13th of April 2021, while the sale is expected to begin on April 23, 2021. Enthusiasts would be able to pick up this mobile phone in Black, White, or Violet
Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2 Specs
Here are a few specs of the Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2:
- Platform: Android 11, One UI 3.1
- Processor: Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+ (7 nm) (1×2.96 GHz Kryo 485 & 3×2.42 GHz Kryo 485 & 4×1.78 GHz Kryo 485)
- GPU: Adreno 640 (700 MHz)
- Memory: 6GB
- Colours: Black, White, Violet
- Dimension: 161.9 x 73.8 x 8.1 mm
- Weight: 176 g
- SIM Type: Nano-SIM
- SIM Count: Dual-SIM
- Display: 6.7-inches, Dynamic AMOLED 2X, 1440 x 3200 Pixels, ~90.7% screen-to-body ratio, ~524 PPI Density, [email protected] / [email protected] refresh rate
- Screen Protection: –
- Foldable Display: No
- Rear Camera: 64MP (Primary) f/1.8 + 12MP (Ultrawide) f/2.2, 123˚ FOV + 5MP (Macro) f/2.4
- Rear Camera Features: LED flash, Panorama, HDR, [email protected], [email protected]/60/240fps; gyro-EIS
- Front Camera: 10 MP, f/2.2, HDR, [email protected]
- Built-in Storage: 128GB
- Memory Card Support: Yes, microSDXC (Dedicated slot)
- Bundled Cloud Storage: –
- 2G GSM: 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
- 2G CDMA 1X: –
- 3G WCDMA: 850 / 900 / 1700(AWS) / 1900 / 2100
- 3G CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 17, 20, 26, 28, 38, 40, 41, 66
- 5G: 78 SA/NSA
Internet & Connectivity
- GPRS: Yes
- EDGE: Yes
- 3G/WCDMA/HSPA: Yes
- HSPA+: Yes
- CDMA EVDO: –
- 4G LTE: Yes
- 5G: Yes
- WLAN: Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct
- Wi-Fi Hotspot: Yes
- Bluetooth: Yes, Bluetooth 5.0, A2DP, LE
- NFC: Yes
- Infrared Blaster: –
- USB Port: USB Type-C 2.0, USB On-The-Go
- SMS/MMS: Yes
- Instant Messaging: –
- Push Emails: –
- Email Protocol: –
- Music Player: Yes
- Video Player: Yes
- FM Radio: No
- Loudspeaker: Yes
- 3.5mm Jack: No
- Navigation: A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS
- Maps: Yes
Sensors & Control
- Digital Compass: Yes
- Accelerometer: Yes
- Proximity Sensor: Yes
- Light Sensor: –
- Barometer: –
- SpO2: –
- Pedometer: –
- Heart Rate Monitor: –
- Gyroscope: Yes
- Fingerprint Scanner: Yes, (under display, ultrasonic)
- Iris Scanner: –
- Face Unlock: –
- Stylus Pen: No
- Intelligent Digital Assistant: Yes
- Motion Sensing / Gesture Control: –
- Voice Control: Yes
- Video Streaming: Yes
- Active Noise Cancellation: –
- Wireless Charging: No
- Built-in Mobile Payment: –
- Water Resistant: No
- Dust Resistant: No
- Image Editor: –
- Video Editor: –
- Document Viewer: –
- Document Editor: –
- Battery: Non-Removable 4500mAh Li-Po Battery
- Talktime: –
- Standby Time: –
- Fast Charging: 25W Capacity