One of the biggest changes for the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 is the design of its S-Pen – doing away with a simple S-Pen without any moving parts, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 S-Pen has added a clicking feature which lets it sit flush with the rest of the device while it is sitting in its slot. It’s this new design, however, that has come under scrutiny with news outlets covering how inserting the S-Pen backwards into the device can ruin the pen detection software and potentially get your S-Pen stuck inside the device. Check out Android Police‘s coverage on the issue:
As the video shows, this wasn’t an issue for the Note Edge, or in fact any Galaxy Note device before the Note 5, because all those S-Pens were designed – whether on purpose or not – so that they could not be inserted backwards. Of course, this is likely a very rare scenario in the wild, but there are opportunities for this to happen, and from the looks of it, it’s very easy for it to go horribly wrong. With so much coverage on the issue already today, we’d be surprised if Samsung didn’t at least give a statement on this over the next few days.
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