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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?

Share your thoughts in the comments section below.

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John Smith

July 24, 2016, 2:47 pm

They are just covering themselves, it says 'may not recognize'.

jOn Garrett

July 24, 2016, 5:39 pm

This article is pointless. the person who wrote this is an ass. Everything apple doesn't have is pointless, smfh.

Everything you buy has some sort of list of disclaimers.


July 25, 2016, 3:41 am

How about give us back a useful feature such as an IR blaster. Why the need of an Iris scan when you have a finger print reader?. SMH with all this silly worthless new feature.

DW Duck

July 25, 2016, 10:21 am

And I'm sure that you can use a fingerprint and not the iris scanner. Just like you can use a password and not the fingerprint. It's not going to be just one option.


July 30, 2016, 1:50 am

Seriously, this is where Samsung invests it's R&D in a consumer phone? Who is going to need or even want this? Bring back something that was and is actually useful, like the removable battery and IR, heck, this is the Note series, meant for power users who want much more than a smartphone, how about a VM to run Linux or Windows in? The phone I'm sure has the CPU/GPU and Memory capability to do so, now that would be innovation, forget tablets and laptops for on the go computing, your phone is powerful enough to do a lot of stuff, like programming work, accounting and other areas.

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