Samsung fixes Note 5's faulty S Pen storage slot: Report

Samsung now adds a new grey-white tab onto the motherborad that will let one easily eject out a S-Pen when inserted backwards.


Samsung's Note series has received accolades across the tech world, but the latest Note 5 brought the S Pen glitch to the forefront. After repeatedly showing how one should insert the S-Pen, the company has finally pushed out a better solution.

According to Phandroid, Samsung now adds a new grey-white tab onto the motherboard that will let one easily eject the S-Pen when inserted backwards. Looks like the S-Pen-gate problem has been sorted, at least for now. These changes will be seen in the newer models of the Note 5.

For those not in the know, last year there were reports about the stylus getting stuck in the storage slot when users inserted the pen the wrong side in. They did so, because owners did not experience an obstruction to instantly realise that something is wrong. In case of Note 5, one simply ended up breaking the stylus or getting it hopelessly stuck.

Back then, in response to TheVerge, a Samsung spokesperson had said, “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.” It soon started shipping the device with a warning and an image showing how to insert the stylus in the slot.