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Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris Launched in India: Price, Specifications, More

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Samsung on Wednesday launched its Make in India tablet in the country, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris, priced at Rs. 13,499. The highlight of the tablet, which is targeted at government and corporate employees, is its biometric authentication feature – it bears an iris scanner that is Aadhar, STQC, and UIDAI certified. No exact release date has been provided yet.

Launched under the auspices of the Digital India initiative, the Android Lollipop-based Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris is a 3G-enabled tablet via a SIM card slot, and sports a 7-inch WSVGA (1024×600 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, and measures 193.4×116.4×9.7mm. The company is calling the onboard iris scanner a ‘dual-eye scanner’.

The South Korean consumer electronics giant in a press statement said the Galaxy Tab Iris will help provide “cashless and paperless services in applications such as banking, apart from e-governance services such as passport, taxation, healthcare, and education.”

The company also announced it is releasing an Identity SDK to software developers to help build solutions for financial inclusion, payment, and authentication. Samsung said the “overall offering” will help boost the government’s Digital India programs such as Jan-Dhan Yojana and E-Citizen services.

Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris

General

Release date May 2016
Dimensions (mm) 193.40 x 116.40 x 9.70
Weight (g) 327.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 3600
Removable battery Yes
SAR value 0.00

Display

Screen size (inches) 7.00
Resolution 1024×600 pixels

Hardware

Processor 1.2GHz  quad-core
RAM 1.5GB
Internal storage 8GB
Expandable storage Yes
Expandable storage type microSD
Expandable storage up to (GB) 200

Camera

Rear camera 5-megapixel
Flash No
Front camera No

Software

Operating System Android 5.0

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 b/ g/ n
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.10
NFC No
Infrared Yes
USB OTG Yes
Headphones 3.5mm
FM Yes
SIM Type Micro-SIM
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE No
Voice Calling No

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer No
Proximity sensor No
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No