Samsung has launched the Galaxy Tab Iris tablet in India, it comes with Iris recognition and is Aadhaar-compliant and STQC-certified under ‘Make for India initiative. The tablet is aimed at government programs, enterprises, banks, education and financial institutions. This will support government benefit programs and enable banks and financial institutions to streamline the process of an individual’s authentication, regardless of language and literacy barriers,” said Samsung. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris comes in Black color and is priced at Rs. 13,499. Let’s check out the specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Ta Iris.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris specifications:
Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris sports a 7.0-inches WSVGA (1024×600 pixels) display and is powered by 1.2GHz quad-core processor coupled with 1.5GB LPDDR3 RAM and 8GB of internal storage with a MicroSD card slot for memory expansion up to 200GB. It features Iris Camera and Subsystem and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop.
Talking about the camera, the device houses a 5-megapixel autofocus rear camera, and connectivity features include 3G, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, USB OTG. A 3,600mAh battery is on board for all battery requirements.
Dr. Aloknath De, Corporate Vice President and CTO, Samsung India R&D, said:
We’re excited to offer biometric-based services to the billion plus people enrolled in Aadhaar.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.
Along with the device, we are providing an Identity SDK for application developers to build financial inclusion, payments and authentication solutions. This will encourage our start-up ecosystem to rapidly build relevant apps and services. We strongly believe this overall offering will in turn strengthen government programs such as Jan-Dhan Yojana and E-Citizen services under the Digital India initiative.
Sukesh Jain, Vice President, Samsung India Electronics, said:
This is another example of Samsung’s pursuit for meaningful innovations. We see great potential for the iris- technology solution to be used as a means of directly facilitating greater inclusion in the Digital India programme. The biometric authentication can also act as an enabler in facilitating integration of financial services with the ‘Aadhaar’ initiative. The Galaxy Tab Iris addresses consumer pain points across platforms such as banking, finance, education and various citizen services by bringing enhanced usability, versatility and reliability all through one device.