Samsung launches Make in India 'Iris tablet' at Rs. 13,499

Samsung launches Make in India

Submitted by alvin on Thu, 2016-05-26 16:05 New Delhi, May 25 (ANI): South Korean consumer electronics giant Samsung on Wednesday launched its Make in India tablet priced at Rs. 13,499. The 'Galaxy Tab Iris' features iris-recognition technology that would be used for Aadhar authentication through an integrated and highly secure biometric device. The Galaxy Tab Iris will also provide cashless and paperless services in various applications such as banking, eGovernance services such as passport, taxation, healthcare and education. Speaking to ANI in an exclusive interview, Sukesh Jain, vice-president, Samsung India Electronics said the new technology will contribute towards Prime Minister Modi's Digital India programme. "The tab is being unveiled focusing on the rural population of India. 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 greater inclusion in the Digital India programme. The biometric authentication can also act as an enabler in facilitating integration of financial services with the Aadhar initiative," Jain said. "Biometric is playing a major role in the banking sector to improve speed and security. The capability of the Galaxy Tab Iris is to function as an authentication device enabling banks and financial institutions to easily authenticate an individual's data for account integration with their Aadhar numbers as provide an additional layer of security for banking services such as locker access, fixed deposits where authentication is required," he added. Launched under the auspices of the Digital India initiative, the Android Lollipop-based SamsungGalaxy 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 sports a five-megapixel rear autofocus camera, and comes with 8GB of inbuilt storage that's expandable via microSD card (up to 200GB). The Galaxy Tab Iris can be also used for accessing citizen services for purposes ranging from E-PDS(Electronic Public Distribution System), MNREGA (Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Gaurantee Act) payments, pension schemes, various subsidy programmes and entitlements distribution. (ANI)