Samsung India has launched a new Tablet in India that was never heard earlier in the Industry, dubbed as the Tab Iris, it features an iris-recognition technology. The tablet is targeted towards highly secure biometric features useful for Aadhar Authentication that can help the government to do paperless transactions. The Galaxy Tab Iris is going to provide several applications such as banking, eGovernance services such as passport, taxation, health care and education.
Priced at Rs 13,499, the tablet is launched under the Digital India vision that could help citizens of the country to take benefit of the collaboration. It is Aadhar-compliant and STQC-certified, launched under the “Make for India” series that Samsung has been launching in the recent times. Embedded in a secure device, the advanced iris-recognition technology will provide an integrated solution that will help to solve the hassles of using separate devices for biometric identification.
“We’re excited to offer biometric-based services to the billion plus people enrolled in Aadhar,” said Dr. Aloknath De, Corporate Vice President & CTO, Samsung India R&D. “Our India R&D team has made significant investments in biometric technology research and we built this product leveraging our knowledge in hardware design, biometrics and security for a high-speed scan, greater accuracy, and high reliability.”
Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris Specifications
OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
Camera: 5MP AF (Rear)
IR: Iris Camera & Subsystem
RAM: 1.5GB (LPDDR3)
ROM: 8GB (up to 200 GB microSD)
Dimension: 193.4 x 116.4 x 9.7mm
Connectivity: 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, BT4.1, USB2.0 with Host
Referring to the specifications, the tablet comes with a 7.0” WSVGA display with a resolution of 1024×600. Packed with a 1.2 Ghz Quad Core Processor, it supports 2G & 3G, while skipping the 4G connectivity. The tablet weighs 327 grams & comes with a battery of 3,600 mAh. Few other specifications of the tablet are mentioned above. Ironically the brand has been pushing 4G connectivity in all their recently launched devices, but this tablet missed that.
The last time we had found a Phone with iris scanner was the Microsoft Lumia 950xl, that was a fail in terms of the sales. Samsung is also expected to launch the Galaxy Note 6 at the IFA Event in berlin that could also bring in this feature & we shall only know once its launched officially.