South Korean tech giant Samsung Electronics Co on Wednesday launched a new tablet device in India for government and enterprise use equipped with iris-recognition technology.
Samsung, in a statement, said the Android-powered tablet - called Galaxy Tab Iris - will be equipped with technology to allow authentication through the recognition of a person’s iris for applications including banking and healthcare. The iris readings would be possible through one of the cameras on the 7-inch display device.
The product will be compliant with India’s Aadhaar system, an identification database of residents that stores the biometric and demographic data of residents such as photographs, fingerprints and iris scans.
The Android Lollipop-based Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris is a 3G-enabled tablet via a SIM card slot, and sports a 7-inch WSVGA (1024x600 pixels) display. It is powered by a 1.2GHz quad-core SoC, coupled with 1.5GB of LPDDR3 RAM.
The Galaxy Tab Iris bears a 5-megapixel rear autofocus camera, and comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage that’s expandable via microSD card (up to 200GB). Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth v4.1, and Micro-USB. It weighs in at 327 grams, is powered by a 3600mAh battery.
(With inputs from Reuters)