The new Samsun tab (IRIS) is based on the 2014 Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Lite , which it might actually based on, with its 7.0-inch, 600 x 1024 pixels display. It also packs a quad-core processor, clocked at 1.2 Ghz, 1.5GB of LPDDR3 RAM and 8GB of expandable storage.
The 193.4 x 116.4 x 9.7mm, 327 gram tablet has a 5MP camera on the back, alongside the iris-recognition hardware itself. There is also Wi-Fi b/g/n on board, Bluetooth 4.1 USB host functionality, which might come in handy and a 3600 mAh battery pack powers the show. The only notable absence seems to be 4G, which is odd, considering the Korean giant's push towards the technology in its India-tailored offers of late.
Announcing the launch, Mr. Sukesh Jain, Vice President, Samsung India Electronics, said, “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 ‘Aadhar’ 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.”
Display --- 7.0” WSVGA(1024×600)
Processor --- 1.2 Ghz Quad Core
OS --- Android 5.0 Lollipop
Camera --- 5MP AF (Rear)
IR Iris Camera & Subsystem
RAM --- 1.5GB (LPDDR3)
ROM 8GB (up to 200 GB microSD)
Dimension --- 193.4 x 116.4 x 9.7mm
Weight ---- 327g
Battery --- 3,600mAh
Connectivity --- 802.11 b/g/n 2.4GHz, BT4.1, USB2.0 with Host
The price point for the Galaxy Tab Iris is set at INR 13,499, or around $200.