Samsung India has announced the Galaxy Tab Iris, which true to its name features Iris-Recognition technology that is in turn integrated with Aadhar authentication. The Galaxy Iris Tab is expected to shape up as an authentication device for the used for applications like banking, eGovernance, Passport, taxation, education and healthcare.

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Samsung says that the Tab Iris will further supercharge the vision of Digital India by providing a simple biometrics solution that is portable as well. The tablet is expected to cater for the government benefit programs and also aid in authentication for financial institutions.

The Galaxy Tab Iris comes with a 7-inch display, 1.2GHz Quad core processor, 1.5GB RAM, 8GB of RAM, 5-Megapixel camera and is backed by 3,600mAh battery. The Aadhar integration will be extremely helpful in implementing Government projects like Pradhan Mantri Jan-Dhan Yogana, National Health Mission, eHospital and Digilocker.

E-Kyc is expected to bring a slew of changes in how processes work across various industries. As of now traditional KYC takes 3-4 days and mostly consists of manual processing but with the advent in biometrics the KYC process can be instantaneous. Furthermore, the tablet can also be used for enrolling people into the Aadhar program without the need for an actual computer. The reduction in paper work will also directly translate into a greener process.

The most appealing part of the Galaxy Tab Iris is that it weighs in at just 327g and can be carried around, thus helping Government official authenticate the people enrolled in the benefit programs. Samsung has also fitted a memory card slot that can accommodate up to 200GB. Priced at Rs 13,499 the Galaxy Tab Iris can become an indispensable tool across various industries and also help in instant KYC authentications.


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Mahit Huilgol is a Mechanical Engineering graduate and is a Technology and Automobile aficionado. He ditched the Corporate boardroom wars in the favor for technology battle ground. Also a foodie by heart and loves both the edible chips and the non-edible silicon chips.