Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris hands on review

Samsung propelled the Galaxy Tab Iris in India today, featuring an iris acknowledgment innovation that is prepared for Aadhar authentication through an integrated and profoundly secure biometric gadget. The iris scanner is Aadhar, STQC and UIDADI affirmed. 

According to Samsung, the Galaxy Tab Iris will help give “cashless and paperless administrations in applications, for example, banking, aside from e-administration administrations, for example, international ID, tax collection, human services, and training. 

Structure and Display 

The Galaxy Tab Iris is all plastic gadget, with measurements of 193×116.4×9.7mm. The gadget gauges a rather robust 327 grams and has a run of the mill Samsung plasticky look and feel. 

The gadget has a physical home catch underneath the display, the 5MP ‘Iris’ camera and the speaker unit on the back, the SIM and microSD card spaces on the left, the volume and power catches on the privilege alongside the microUSB 2.0 port on the base. 

The gadget looks rather plain, which is not surprising as it is centered exclusively around the legislature and enterprise segments. The 7-inch WSVGA display is encompassed by rather thick bezels, which alongside the strong weight and 9.7 mm thickness, make the gadget feel rather massive. 

The display itself has a goals of 1024×600, which again is a frustration in the day and time of HD displays. Be that as it may, then again, this is a gadget centered at businesses, not shoppers. 

The display is fair, with rich hues and profound blacks, anyway as is normal with this goals, the sharpness is lacking and pixels are obviously visible. The viewing edges are tolerable. 


The tablet includes a 1.2Ghz quad-center processor, a 5MP self-adjust back ‘Iris’ camera for biometric authentication, 1.5GB RAM, 8 GB of internal stockpiling, which can be extended up to 200GB with a microSD card and a 3,600mAh battery. 

On the availability front it underpins 3G, Wi-Fi 801.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.1 and USB 2.0 with USB OTG support. 

Programming/Aadhar authentication 

The gadget keeps running on Samsung’s Touchwiz UI, running over Android Lollipop 5.1, which the organization guaranteed will be refreshed to Marshmallow soon. In any case, no time span for the equivalent was given by the organization. 

What is interesting about this gadget is its integrated iris scanner that is prepared for Aadhar authentication. There is app called ‘Samsung Iris Aadhar’ which empowers the Aadhar authentication using the integrated biometric gadget. 

Inside the application, which was created in house by Samsung India, one needs to enter the Aadhar card number of the individual to be authenticated and afterward pick between scanning one eye or the two eyes. From that point onward, after tapping on authenticate, the gadget will filter the eyes of the individual and after that on an effective match, demonstrate every one of the subtleties of the individual put away on the UIDI database. 

The gadget sends the acknowledgment information as scrambled Iris parcels and is additionally verified by Samsung Knox. According to the organization, no piece of the information is put away on the gadget or on the cloud. 

Samsung is additionally providing a personality SDK for application engineers to construct financial inclusion, installments and authentication arrangements. 


The gadget has mid-go details and performs precisely as the equipment inside proposes. Scrolling between home screens, launching apps was a generally smooth issue and the camera performed adequately, with only a slight deferral in focusing and picture processing. 

In any case, the 5MP self-adjust camera has been truly worked for one reason just, for iris scanning and as said before, in the short involved we had with the gadget, the component worked faultlessly. 

The Samsung Galaxy Tab Iris has been valued at Rs 13,499 and won’t be accessible for retail deals. It is exclusively gone for the legislature and enterprise area and the organization has no designs to concentrate on purchaser deals right now. 

The main rationale of this gadget is to alter advanced authentication in India. Samsung trusts that the simple to utilize biometric innovation in the gadget will enable India to spread its Digital India vision of providing innovation with the goal that each resident of the nation can approach financial inclusion benefits 

Samsung additionally trusts that this offering will strengthen government projects, for example, the Jan-Dhan Yojana and E-Citizen benefits under the computerized India initiative. 

It remains to be perceived how effective this item will be and if Samsung’s vision of simple computerized authentication through iris scanning will happen as intended. While fingerprint authentication has gained broad worthiness, iris scanning is as yet an obscure amount.

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