Samsung launches Galaxy Tab with iris scan in India

A Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris has just been launched in India and will especially serve a government program.

It’s not a secret, Samsung is working on products with iris scanner. We have heard repeatedly and for professional uses, from Korean manufacturer of tablets equipped with this technology, but this is the first time that Samsung actually communicate about it.

Today, the company announced the launch of Galaxy Tab Iris has this iris recognition technology. A tablet that will land in the hands of the Indian government, ostensibly to facilitate administrative tasks, but also in the hands of some firms or banks. The tablet will include the service of Aadhar program, very controversial, which aims to collect biometric and demographic data of citizens, store them in a centralized database, and issue a unique identification number to 12 digits each resident.

The scanner does not at all intended to secure the tablet as it is located at the rear thereof. For the rest, the Galaxy Tab Iris seems pretty standard in terms of technical performance because it integrates a 1.2GHz quad-core processor, 1.5GB of RAM, 8GB of internal storage, a 7-inch screen definition 1024 x 600 pixels, or a battery of 3600 mAh.

This Iris Galaxy Tab costs $ 200 in India.