Samsung has launched its first device with iris recognition technology built in, the Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris and the device is being launched for the government and enterprise in India.
The new Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris is designed to be used by government agencies and also in banking and other businesses.
“We’re excited to offer biometric-based services to the billion plus people enrolled in Aadhar,” said Dr. Aloknath De, Corporate Vice President & CTO, Samsung India R&D. “Our India R&D team has made significant investments in biometric technology research and we built this product leveraging our knowledge in hardware design, biometrics and security for a high speed scan, greater accuracy and high reliability.”
“Along with the device, we are providing an Identity SDK for application developers to build financial inclusion, payments and authentication solutions. This will encourage our start-up ecosystem to rapidly build relevant apps and services. We strongly believe this overall offering will in turn strengthen government programs such as Jan-Dhan Yojana and E-Citizen services under the Digital India initiative,” he said.
You can find out more details about the Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris over at Samsung at the link below, this could be the first of many devices from Samsung with Iris technology. We recently heard a rumor that the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 would come with an Iris scanner built in.