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Sir Hydarnes is at it again. After leaking us the Galaxy Note 7 wallpapers yesterday, today we’ve been gifted screenshots from the Note 7‘s Grace UX interface, most interestingly those relating to the iris scanner and S Pen Air Command menu.

In the lock screen and security settings you can see there is a new option below Fingerprints called Irises. The disclaimer runs through the limitations of the iris unlock feature which is dishearteningly long. Especially if you were hoping to able to use it while wearing spectacles or contacts, in low light conditions or if you don’t want to lift your phone level with your head(?).

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 security settings iris scanner

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 iris scanner recognition

But, as we saw in the leaked video a while back, in the right conditions, the Note 7 iris scanner is very fast indeed. To set it up, all you need to do is position the phone 25-30 cms from your face with your eyes in the on-screen circles and let the front-facing scanner register your iris.

Other screenshots show the S Pen Air Command menu, including familiar options like Screen Write, S Note, Smart Select and Action Memo, but there’s also a new option: Glance. You can also record sections of the screen and create GIFs on the fly.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 Air Command S Pen menu

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 dialer general settings

Finally, we get a look at the app drawer, which thankfully has the option to arrange your apps alphabetically by default. We also get a look at various new app icons and stock app interfaces like the clock, messages, music player, calendar and dialer. And there’s a few generic looks at the Galaxy Note 7 edge features.

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 app drawer

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 edge features

Note: the teaser image at the top of this article is simply the screenshot of the iris recognition setup displayed on a Galaxy S7 Edge. It is not the Note 7, so there’s no need to point that out, unless you really, really want to.

What do you think of the Note 7 UI? Is the iris scanner something you’d use?

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 stock apps 1

Samsung Galaxy Note 7 stock apps 2

Thank you once again Sir Hydarnes!

Next: Note 7 Review

Kris Carlon
Kris Carlon is a half-British Australian living in Berlin who works as a Senior Editor at Android Authority looking after YouTube and features.