Incorrect positioning of the S Pen can damage the Galaxy Note 5

Incorrect positioning of the S Pen can damage the Galaxy Note 5
Incorrect positioning of the S Pen can damage the Galaxy Note 5
Putting the stylus back in its recess upside down can cause the pen to be stuck.

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The recently released Galaxy Note 5 is packed with plenty of high-tech features and gadgetry. Nonetheless, new owners are discovering a unique flaw: Put the S Pen back in its slot backwards or upside down and you'll risk damaging both the stylus and the phone itself.

Plenty of reviewers have already tested the smartphone and have asked Samsung how such an easy mistake can potentially damage the costly device despite the solid construction and strict quality tests. As of this writing, the South Korean manufacturer has not made any official announcements or responses to the allegations.

The included manual with the Note 5, however, explicitly warns the user to not insert the S Pen incorrectly:

"Warning: Be sure to insert your S Pen with the nib pointed inward. Inserting the S Pen the wrong way can cause it to become stuck and can damage the pen and your phone."

Users can question why Samsung had not simply made the eject mechanism foolproof for S Pens inserted upside down. Nonetheless, reviewers accusing Samsung of the "flaw" may be jumping the gun as the manual clearly shows that Samsung has been aware of the potential issue from the beginning.


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Ronald Tiefenthäler/ Allen Ngo, 2015-08-25 (Update: 2015-08-25)
Allen Ngo
Allen Ngo - US Editor in Chief
After graduating with a B.S. in environmental hydrodynamics from the University of California, I studied reactor physics to become licensed by the U.S. NRC to operate nuclear reactors. There's a striking level of appreciation you gain for everyday consumer electronics after working with modern nuclear reactivity systems astonishingly powered by computers from the 80s. When I'm not managing day-to-day activities and US review articles on Notebookcheck, you can catch me following the eSports scene and the latest gaming news.