Samsung attracts government, enterprise consumers with new Galaxy Tab Iris

BENGALURU: Samsung India has launched Galaxy Tab Iris featuring iris-recognition technology that is ready for Aadhaar authentication through an integrated and highly secure biometric device. The Galaxy Tab Iris will provide cashless and paperless services in various applications such as banking, eGovernance services such as passport, taxation, healthcare and education.

Samsung says that the easy-to-use biometric technology, currently incorporated in the Galaxy Tab Iris will help India spread its Digital India vision of providing technology so that every citizen of the country can have access to financial inclusion benefits. The solution 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.

Further, Samsung assures that the device is Aadhaar-compliant and STQC-certified. Galaxy Tab Iris is yet another Make for India innovation from Samsung. 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 Aadhaar,” 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 w e 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,” said De.

Announcing the launch, 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 i ris – technology solution to be used as a means of directly facilitating greater inclusion in the Digital India program. 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 Galaxy Tab Iris has been defined as a sleek, compact tablet with a robust design and powerful technology. The dual-eye scanner provides for a contactless scan and greater security. The tablet also sports a vivid 7.0-inch display providing precise details for a good screen experience, along with a 5 -megapixel auto focus rear camera for clicking brighter pictures and scanning documents. It delivers true value and is complemented by its extremely light, easy-to-carry 327g weight and slim 9.7mm profile. USB OTG Host ensures extra attachments support while Bluetooth 4.1 low energy offers optimum connectivity. The tab surpasses the language barrier with support of 14 local languages and a host of other useful features. The device comes with an 8GB memory, up to 200GB expandable memory and a strong 3600mAh battery. The Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris will be available at a price of INR 13,499.

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