The tablet sports 7-Inch WSVGA display with 1024 x 600 pixels resolution and is powered by 1.2GHz quad core processor. It has 1.5GB LPDDR3 RAM, 8GB on-board storage space and MicroSD Card slot that allows further storage expansion up to 200GB.
The Galaxy Tab Iris runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop OS and has measurements of 193.4 x 116.4 x 9.7 mm and weighs 327 grams. It has 5MP auto focus camera as well. It supports 3G and houses 3600 mAh battery battery inside.Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth V4.1, MicroUSB V2.0, USB OTG, GPS etc.
The device is aimed at government benefit programs, enterprises, banks, educations and financial institutions. It will also allow users to access services remotely by embedding Aadhaar iris-biometric authentication capabilities.
The Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris is priced at US$ 200 (Rs. 13,499 in India) and comes in Black colour option.
Sukesh Jain, Vice President, Samsung India Electronics
This is another example of Samsung’s pursuit for meaningful innovations. 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 integration of financial services with the ‘Aadhaar’ initiative. The Galaxy Tab Iris addresses consumer pain points across platforms such as banking, finance, education and various citizen services by bringing enhanced usability, versatility and reliability all through one device.