Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2, Officially Announced in South Korea! Here Are The Specs and Features!

Korean Giant Samsung has just released a new high-end Android smartphone in its home country and experts say that it's the rebranded Samsung Galaxy A82.

Based on its design and technical specifications, the freshly unveiled Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2 appears to be right smack in the middle of the upper-midrange A-Series and the ultra-premium S-Series and is priced accordingly.

Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2

Design-wise Galaxy Quantum 2 flaunts a glass-metal-glass sandwich design identity that's quite reminiscent of the more expensive Galaxy S21, although the former's overall finish isn't quite as luxurious.

What's amazing about this new model, however, is that it has a 6.7-inch QHD+ 1440 x 3200 pixels Dynamic AMOLED 2X with 20Hz Refresh Rate in FHD mode and 60Hz QHD Refresh Rate. For me, this is a real treat since very few flagship models within the past two years - even those from Samsung - sport a screen with such high resolution.

Additionally, this screen comes with an integrated under-display Fingerprint Scanner that - together with Facial Recognition - adds a veritable layer of privacy and security to the user.

In terms of imaging capabilities, it has three cameras at the back made up of a 64 MegaPixel f/1.8 main shooter that's the best of the bunch in everyday point-and-shoot photography and low-light performance, 12 MegaPixel f/2.2 Ultra-Wide camera for capturing scale, and a 5 MegaPixel f/2.4 Macro cam for those extreme close-up shots. I'd say this is largely similar what you can get from other upper midrange Android smartphones this year.

For snapping selfies, the phone has a 10 MegaPixel f/2.2 front-facing camera that's powered by Samsung's own beautification software. I wish that the company had placed a higher-resolution front shooter but it is what it is.

Now, for video content creators, the cameras at the back can shoot 4K 30fps and FullHD 30/60/120 fps clips while the one in front can only record at FullHD 30fps. Not bad. But I was wondering why Samsung didn't add 40 60fps recording capability to the main camera at the back and 4K 30/60 fps for the one in front. I mean, we could enjoy those on their older A-Series models so I don't understand why this one didn't come with such features. I'm hoping can add them via software upgrade in the future just to make the product more enticing.

Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2

Under the hood, Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2 runs its One UI 3.1 customized Android 11 operating system with a 7nm Qualcomm Snapdragon 855+ with QRNG chipset for more secure online payments in South Korea, which I plan to talk about in a separate post. The device has 6GB RAM, 128GB ROM, and a dedicated microSD card slot for easy memory expansion.

Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2 is powered by a 4,500 mAh Li-Po battery pack that supports 25W Fast Charging so you can spend less time plugging the device to an electrical port and more time using it to celebrate your passions.

I think one of the strongest selling points of this model is its 5G support. 5G is the latest in mobile broadband connectivity standards that lets the user enjoy speeds of up to 2GBps in some countries. In South Korea, as of August 2020, the average 5G download speed is 650Mbps.

So how much is it? Well, the official SRP in South Korea is KRW 699,600 or roughly PHP 30,500, which makes this model a more viable option to the Samsung Galaxy S21, especially for those who are a bit short on budget currently. I think the price tag is not bad. However, for that amount, I think Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2 should have had more RAM and better video recording features as noted above.

Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2 Specs
161.9 x 73.8 x 8.1 mm
176 grams
6.7-inch, QHD+ 1440 x 3200 pixels, Dynamic AMOLED 2X
1200 nits Peak Brightness
20Hz FHD / 60Hz QHD Refresh Rate
Triple Rear Camera Module:
64 MegaPixels, f/1.8 Aperture, 26mm, 1/1.7X" Sensor Size, 0.8µm, PDAF, OIS
12 MegaPixels, f/2.2, 123˚, Ultra-Wide, 1.12µm
5 MegaPixels, f/2.4, Macro
Front-Facing Camera
10 MegaPixels, f/2.2
Back - 4K 30fps, FullHD 1080p 30/60/240fps, Gyro-EIS
Front - 1080p 30fps
One UI 3.1
Android 11 Operating System
7nm Qualcomm SM8150 Snapdragon 855+, QRNG security chipset
Dedicated microSD Card Slot
Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Blueooth 5.0
Under-Display Fingerprint Scanner
Facial Recognition
USB Type-C 2.0
USB On-The-Go
25W Fast Charging
Non-Removable 4,500 mAh Li-Po Battery Pack
Black, White, Violet

Samsung Galaxy Quantum 2 Price
Official SRP - KRW 699,600 or roughly PHP 30,500
Official Announcement Date - April 14, 2021

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