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Samsung launched Iris recognition biometric technology enabled tablet in Indian market

India: Samsung Electronics, a South Korean smart consumer devices player is planning to launch an iris recognition biometric technology enabled tablet – named Galaxy Tab Iris in India.

The 7 inches display iris tablet has Android Lollipop as the operating system, 1.2 GHz quad-core processor, and 1.5 GB RAM with 5-megapixel rear camera and 8 GB internal storage which can be expandable up to 200 GB microSD. The tablet gives various connectivity options including Bluetooth, Wi-Fi connectivity, and micro-USB connectivity.

The company is targeting government and enterprise for its newly launch product. The tablet can be used in cashless and paperless services in various applications such as banking, e-governance services such as taxation, passport, education, and healthcare.

The company would be releasing Identity Software Development Kit for mobile application developers to develop applications and solutions for payment, e-governance and so on compatible to the device.

Samsung has launched this tablet under Digital India initiative and to support Make in India program. The product is priced around US$ 200 for the Indian market.

Iris biometric technology measures the unique patterns in the color circle around the eye pupil to identify and authenticate a person.

TechSci Research analyses that product launched help the government to enhance the programs such as e-citizen services, Jan Dhan Yojana, and so on. As well, Samsung has launched the product launched by Samsung would also compliment the Indian Government Aadhaar program which requires iris scans.

According to a recent report published by a global management and consulting firm TechSci Research, “India Biometrics Market Forecast and Opportunities, 2020” biometrics market in India is projected to grow at a robust CAGR of over 35% till 2020. Growth in the market is anticipated on account of increasing use of various biometric products in government and BFSI sector across the country. Increasing use in corporate houses, schools, and industries for time and attendance monitoring, coupled with rising demand from IT / ITeS to authenticate access to confidential data, are other factors that are expected to propel market growth over the next five years.

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