Samsung has today launched Galaxy Tab Iris in India, a tablet meant for enterprise users. True to its name, the Galaxy Iris can scan your iris and also is Aadhar-compliant.
Samsung demonstrated what it actually means by using a test app. If you put in a person’s Aadhar number and scan his Iris (with his consent) the app returns his full profile along with his photograph, thus authenticating his identity.
Different institutions can develop their own apps and use the tablet to authenticate identity of customers. This could also be used for financial transaction or at government subsidized stores. Possibilities are endless.
“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.” Said Dr. Aloknath De, Corporate Vice President and CTO, Samsung India R&D.
As stated, this is an enterprise tablet, so, other aspects might not be as appealing to conventional users who prioritize multimedia experience. Talking of specifications and features, there is a basic 7 inch display with (1024×600 pixels) WSVGA resolution and a 1.2GHz quad-core processor paired with 1.5GB LPDDR3 RAM and 8GB of internal storage.
On the rear, you will find 5MP primary camera along with iris scan subsystem. Other features include Android Lollipop, 3G SIM support, WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, USB OTG, 32GB MicroSD card support, and 3600 mAh battery.
Key Specifications of Samsung Tab Iris:
|Model||Samsung Tab Iris|
|Display||7 inch display, 1024 x 600|
|Processor||1.2 GHz quad core processor|
|Camera||5 MP rear with Iris scan subsystem|
|Software||Android 5.1 Lollipop|