Samsung launches Aadhaar-compliant Galaxy Tab Iris in India
Samsung launches Aadhaar-compliant Galaxy Tab Iris in India [Dr. Ajay Bhushan, DG and Mission Director, UIDAI; Mr. Sukesh Jain, Vice-President, Samsung India Electronics; Mr. R.S. Sharma, Chairman, TRAI; Mr. Ken Kang, Managing Director, Mobile & IT, Samsung India Electronics; Dr. Aloknath De, Corporate Vice-President and CTO, Samsung India R&D at the launch of Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris in New Delhi on May 25.]Samsung Press Kit

South Korean consumer electronics major Samsung launched the new made-in-India tablet, Galaxy Tab Iris, on May 25.

As the name suggests, the new Samsung tablet boasts biometric technology-based dual-Eye Iris scanner on the top-left corner of the device's back.  

In India, the Galaxy Tab Iris can be used for Aadhaar-based paperless and cashless eGovernance services, such as taxation, passport, education and healthcare, Samsung said.

Besides the government services, it can also be used by banks and business enterprises, which use the 12-digit Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) number for financial transactions, the company added.

How does the Iris scanner work?

The Iris scanner is said to be a more advanced and near-foolproof system as it involves camera technology with subtle infrared illuminations to capture the detailed nerve pattern on the iris (eye).

Using this information, digital impressions are created by mathematical and statistical algorithm so that accurate profile is created. This biometric technology is nearly impossible to be cracked by an imposter, unlike finger-print scanner that can be bypassed with a fake thumb print.

Other stipulated features include 7.0-inch WSVGA TFT screen, Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB RAM, 8GB inbuilt storage, 5MP primary camera on the back and a 3,600mAh battery.

Samsung launches Aadhaar-compliant Galaxy Tab Iris in India
Samsung launches Aadhaar-compliant Galaxy Tab Iris in IndiaSamsung Press Kit

The new Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris costs Rs. 13,499 in India, but the details of the device's release date are still under wraps.

Watch this space for more updates.

Key specifications of Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris

Model

Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris

Display

7.0-inch WSVGA TFT screen with 1204x600p resolution

OS

Android 5.1 Lollipop

Processor

1.2GHz quad-core CPU

RAM

1.5GB LPDDR3

Storage

8GB, expandable up to 200GB

Camera

Main: 5MP camera with dual-Eye IRIS scanner ,

Battery

3600mAh;

  • Internet Usage Time(3G): up to 9 hours
  • Internet Usage Time(Wi-Fi): up to 10 hours
  • Video Playback Time: up to 9 hours
  • Audio Playback Time: up to 98 hours
  • Talk Time (3G WCDMA): up to 25 hours

 

Network

3G (separate model)

Add-ons

Single-SIM slot (type: micro)Bluetooth v4.1, Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n; 2.4GHz), USB v2.0, GPS/GLONASS

Language support

Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Nepali, Odia, Punjabi, Sinhala,  Tamil, Telugu and Urdu

Dimensions

193.4 x 116.4 x 9.7 mm

Weight

327g

Price

Rs. 13,499

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