Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris
Samsung India unveiled the Galaxy Tab Iris few days back. This is another ‘Make for India’ product targeted at the enterprise segment as well as the government. The biggest take away from this product is the use of Iris recognition technology.
Samsung for the first time is featuring an Iris scanner, which is included to support biometric authentication for services such as Aadhar or Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI) authentication. It will offer cashless and paperless service to various sectors including banking and e-governance. However this tablet won’t be available for customers in retail.
Galaxy Tab Iris can streamline the process of authentication for various services such as banking, and also various government service enrolments for passport applications, taxation, and education. It also eliminates the need of paper work saving the environment.
This tab come pre-loaded with the Samsung Iris Aadhar app that requires the unique identification number linked to the user’s Aadhar cards to authentic them. Samsung will soon offer software developer kits (SDKs) to its clients. It supports Samsung’s Knox security features and also comes with Secure Boot which will protect the tablet from unauthorized rooting attacks. It supports 14 Indian languages including Hindi, Tamil, Punjabi, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Malayalam, Marathi, Sinhala, Assamese, Nepali, Telugu, Odia and Urdu.
Talking about more ordinary features, Galaxy Tab Iris follows regular design language that Samsung offers on other tablets. The front is dominated by 7 inch WSVGA display with no camera. It has a physical button between two capacitive navigation buttons. There is a 5MP camera ta the rear end and sports leather like texture. The Iris scanner is placed at the back and is located in the left corner of the device. There is micro SD card and SIM slot on the left where as it houses volume and power buttons on the right.
The tablet is powered by 1.2 GHz quad-core processor with 1.5 GB of RAM and 8 GB of storage which can be expanded up-to 200 GB via microSD cards. The tablet supports 3G, GPRS/EDGE, Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1, and USB OTG. The 3600 mAh battery is impressive and will last long. It weights 327 grams which is comparatively heavier but this tablet is not designed for daily personal usage.