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