Samsung Intros Galaxy Tab Iris for India, Features Actual Iris Scanner

...

Minority Report, eat your heart out. This morning, Samsung introduced the Galaxy Tab Iris for Government and Enterprise use in India. While the thought of a new Galaxy Tab is not enough to get me out of bed in the morning, this tablet features a fully-working iris scanner on its backside, providing yet another layer of data protection for users of the device.

As detailed by Samsung, the idea of including an iris scanner is not exactly for personal usage, but to help India’s population as a whole. Written in the company’s press release, the inclusion of this technology, “will help India spread its Digital India vision of providing technology so that every citizen of the country can have access to financial inclusion benefits.”  With this forward step, the iris scanning technology will support, “government benefit programs,” and, “enable banks and financial institutions to streamline the process of an individual’s authentication, regardless of language and literacy barriers.”

On top of the tablet hardware itself, Samsung is also releasing an SDK for application developers to build financial inclusion, payments and authentication solutions. As you can see, Samsung’s hope is to offer a better digital experience to the people of India, where language and literacy issues are more common.

In early April, a report surfaced that the Galaxy Note 6 may also feature this iris scanning technology, but our hope is that the camera/sensors for the tech is on the frontside, not backside.

The tablet is launching in India with a price of about $200 USD.

Categories
E-COMMERCE
0 Comment

Leave a Reply

Captcha image


RELATED BY

  • 5300c769af79e

    Oracle Hauls In NetSuite

    Further, Oracle's global scale and cloud solutions -- its SaaS, PaaS, IaaS and DaaS offerings -- will help NetSuite's 30,000 customers worldwide.While Oracle addresses these areas with on-premises solutions, NetSuite "fills holes in Oracle's cloud strategy in key verticals.
  • 5300c769af79e

    WhatsApp Intros Desktop App, Available for Windows and Mac

    Calling all WhatsApp users, a desktop app for the service is now available on Windows and Mac.Standalone from the web client and mobile version of WhatsApp, the desktop app behaves the exact same way as the online version does, with the exception that you don’t need your browser open.
  • 5300c769af79e

    adaware antivirus total 12

    With adaware antivirus total 12, you get parental control, but not spam filtering.Of course, all the abilities of adaware antivirus pro 12 are also with the full suite.
  • 5300c769af79e

    McDonald's Flips Its Training Game: Podcast

    When you have to onboard more than 700,000 people a year, training becomes a very, very big deal.Recently InformationWeek ran an article on the new training infrastructure McDonald's has put in place.