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Samsung Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner leaked and it sounds a bit pointless

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The latest in a long line of Samsung Galaxy Note 7 leaks has revealed how the iris scanning security feature will work … or perhaps more specifically, when it won’t.

An Android Authority reader has sent in purported screenshots (below) of the set-up process and and the long list of limitations explained while setting up the feature.

For example, the scanner is unlikely to work if you’re wearing glasses or contacts, in strong sunlight, in low light, if you’ve had laser surgery, when the device is lower than your face and if your eyes are narrowed or puffy.

It’ll also struggle if the iris camera is exposed to humid conditions, if you’re using a screen protector or when the Note 7 is tilted too much.

Note 7 Iris

If you do happen to be in the perfect conditions with perfect eye, you’ll need to hold the device 23-35cm away from your face and position your eyes within a pair of circles, in order to set-up the feature.

If that’s killing your Galaxy Note 7 mojo then think back to the recent leaked video when the feature did work, and work like lightning.

The leaker, who goes by the name of Sir Hydarnes has also leaked an array of UI photos that are likely to intrigue fans of the series, including the S Pen Air Command Menus.

Does the iris scanner sound like something you’ll persevere with?

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