Samsung launched Galaxy Tab Iris, it has iris recognition technology that is Aadhaar card and STQC certified. It comes with Make for India initiative, The Tab Iris will provide cashless and paperless services in various applications such as banking, eGovernance services such as passport, taxation, healthcare and education. It has embedded Aadhaar iris-biometric authentication capability
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.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris will be coming in Black colour for Rs. 13,499.
Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris specifications are
Display: 7.0-inch WSVGA, 1024×600 pixels
Processor: 1.2GHz quad-core
RAM: 1.5GB LPDDR3
Memory: 8GB of internal, expandable up to 200GB with microSD
Camera: 5MP auto focus
OS: Android 5.0 Lollipop
Connectivity: 3G, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, USB OTG