Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner limitations disclaimer, Grace UX shown off in leaked screenshots

Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner limitations disclaimer, Grace UX shown off in leaked screenshots
The Samsung Galaxy Note 7 is slated for an official reveal on August 2, but after so many leaks in the past months, it seems as though there is little left to reveal about the new handset. We already know that the Note 7 is going to feature an iris scanner – heck, we even saw some pictures of the system in action – but this time around, we have a myriad of screenshots showing off the Lock screen and security section in the Settings app, parts of the set-up process for the iris scanner, an S Pen Air Command menu, and other portions of the new Grace UX interface.

Among the leaked screenshots is a disclaimer that outlines the limitations of the fancy new iris scanner, and it is a long one. If you were hoping to be able to unlock the device after a night of drinking, you might be disappointed, as the disclaimer states that the Note 7 might not unlock when “some parts of your irises are hidden by narrowed or puffy eyes.” Oh, well. Otherwise, the set-up process for the scanner is very straightforward – just hold the device some 10 inches away from your face, align your eyes with the on-screen markings and wait for the scanner to do its magic.

Despite the rather lengthy list of warnings, the iris scanner should work in most scenarios, and if it doesn't, you can always resort to the unlock method of yesteryear and use your finger, right?

The latest batch of screenshots also shows off the interfaces of some stock apps, the Grace UX app drawer – which features an option for persistent alphabetical ordering of apps this time around – as well as an S Pen Air Command menu, which contains a new option called Glance and a feature to record parts of the screen and turn them into animated GIFs.

Are you excited about the Note 7 and its revamped UI? Would have you preferred it if the incessant onslaught of leaks hadn't revealed so much ahead of the official unveiling of the handset? Let us know in the comments below.



2. TreyTreyTaylor

Posts: 728; Member since: Dec 21, 2010

A bootloader unlocked, rooted, black exynos note7 with an 256gb UFS card. Sounds so good.


Posts: 107; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

too many limitations, Fingerprint Scanner FTW.

20. submar

Posts: 713; Member since: Sep 19, 2014

So you hate limitations?? What phone do you use??

4. willywanta

Posts: 502; Member since: Jun 04, 2014

I still don't like samsung's new squircle icons. I prefer the old style. They should at least keep the squircle to their native apps. Do not force it to Google, or 3rd party apps. It looks horrible.

9. keithtae

Posts: 564; Member since: Mar 25, 2015

I actually think it looks neat. So much cleaner than any of the tw versions.

14. kenaldinho4444

Posts: 66; Member since: Jun 05, 2015

I think the icons are cool, they could be a bit larger tho

28. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

You must use those squircle icons. Samsung paid a lot of moolah fighting over it on patent cases.

5. idroidsht

Posts: 43; Member since: Nov 11, 2014

It is a useless feature for daily users who move around and unlock their phones. In one word. Gimmick. A flagship shouldnt have any feature (for innovation's sake) that is not utilisable(ps).A feature that doesnt work under all conditions except under on or two(maximum). It would only drive the price for shut's sake. But then each to his own's choice.

7. joeytaylor

Posts: 957; Member since: Feb 28, 2015

Well the fingerprint reader will not work with gloves i guess get rid of that useless feature it's just a gimmick

15. Amroze

Posts: 597; Member since: Jul 04, 2016

Look at his username. Definitely a dumbass Apple fanboy.

19. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

I'm sorry, you must not speak jealous tard. I'll translate for you: Samsung bad. If Samsung uses it, it's a gimmick. If Apple uses it, it's innovation. If someone had it before Apple, Apple simply made it better. If Apple had it first, everyone else copied.

21. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

Well I guess since fingerprint readers don't work when your fingers are covered, or wet, or frozen; means we should get ride of them. Since capacitive displays also don't work when your fingers are covered, or wet to frozen; we should get rid of them. Because technology can't be limited because of extreme condition. So since car tires are made of rubber, they should be driven on hot stick pavement. Because all electronic tech was designed from the ground up work in 100% of conditions? You sound so foolish. Is it gimmicky? Sure it is. Is it useful? Sure it is. Does it have limitations? Sure it does. Guess what cameras have limits too. So we should get rid of them because we can't snap a photo or record video in compete darkness with a flash or small amount of light. We should get rid of lighters and matches because they don't work after getting wet. We should get rid of all birth control because under certain forms of usage, they will break or not work. We should get rid of planes because they weren't designed to fly in bad weather. I mean, this is how you sound. Lets just get rid of things because they can't be designed to work in every plausible scenario that we think they should. Since you can't live in extreme weather conditions, maybe we should just rid of you too.

8. Jevon5

Posts: 60; Member since: Feb 15, 2016

I hope I have enough for this, I'm only 16

11. sebbellic01

Posts: 305; Member since: May 03, 2016

Get working buddy!

12. Jevon5

Posts: 60; Member since: Feb 15, 2016

I got a note 5 on sprint easy pay so I think I'm gonna pay this off next month which is 440 then I'm getting the Note 7 Titanium silver for me

22. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013


16. twens

Posts: 1175; Member since: Feb 25, 2012

First note I'm excited about in a while now. Can't wait to change phones.

17. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 2014 every other iris scanner?

23. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

To compare, the Surface Pro 4. So far it has unlocked without issue even in total darkness because the scanner uses infrared. I wear contacts and so far it hasn't been an issue. Glasses are an issue only cause the shape of the lenses bends light. But my wife wears glasses and she hasn't had any issues with Windows Hello. But Its good they list several scenarios where the scanner likely will have problems. What sad is many of the idiots buying the phone wont even read the warning and then say their phone doesn't work when it gives them problems. I will bet that within 24hrs of retail availability, someone will complain the scanner doesn't work and it will be because they met or exceeded the things warned in this list. I will bet my life on it.

26. ProblemSolver15

Posts: 372; Member since: Jun 14, 2010

Don't bet your life, it's too valuable.

24. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

They forgot the most important disclaimer, eventually it will make you blind. I know, I know there are safe. Anyone whose old enough, knows they used to say the same about X-rays and scans.

27. tedkord

Posts: 17356; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

And self love.

29. JMartin22

Posts: 2370; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

I don't have a personal usage for this then. Fingerprint scanner is far more convenient and quick. You need to waste moments lifting the phone to the height of your face and keep it steady? And the lightening conditions need to be ideal as well. This is along the lines of Android face unlock. Which was limited, unrefined, unreliable, and inaccurate. Maybe once they compiled the data and see how little this feature is actually used, they'll scrap it in future products and save space for more important components

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