Galaxy Note 5 stylus slot flaw detected; Samsung says 'follow instructions'

Now, what if you try to push in the stylus from the wrong side? AndroidPolice has put out a video showing the new stylus slot flaw.


Samsung launched the Galaxy Note 5 recently, and one of the biggest highlights of the Note range has been the stylus. The stylus has undergone lots of improvements over the years. Now, what if you try to push in the stylus from the wrong side? AndroidPolice has put out a video showing the new stylus slot flaw.

In the earlier variants of the Note, when someone tried to insert the stylus from the wrong side, it would experience obstruction and the user would instantly realize that something is wrong. However, the Note 5 does not come with a similar provision and one may simply end up breaking the stylus or getting it hopelessly stuck.

Check out the video below:

"Once you insert the pen far enough in the wrong direction (again, which causes no strange resistance or feel than putting it in the right way), it will get stuck. It doesn't even have to "click" in. At this point, of course, you will panic. And you will try to get it out - and most likely, you'll succeed. The problem is that if you do succeed, there's a very real possibility you'll break whatever mechanism the device uses to detect whether the pen is attached or detached from the phone. Which is exactly what happened to our review unit," explains David Ruddock of AndroidPolice.

In response to the flaw, a Samsung spokesperson told TheVerge, "We highly recommend our Galaxy Note5 users follow the instructions in the user guide to ensure they do not experience such an unexpected scenario caused by reinserting the S pen in the other way around."

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