Samsung’s Galaxy Note 5 has taken quite a bit of flak for a simple flaw with its S Pen. It turns out that the company is well aware of any potential problems with the device, and has responded to this particular issue. Of course, the response isn’t really helpful to people who might have already broken their brand new phablets.
The Galaxy Note 5 has an S Pen, just like the rest of the Galaxy Note series. However, unlike its predecessors, this S Pen can accidentally be inserted back into the storage slot the wrong way around. This leads to a small technical problem can prevents the S Pen from being removed again; and causing other S Pen features from working ever again.
Samsung’s response to this issue has so far been to tell users to read the manual: “We highly recommend our Galaxy Note5 users follow the instructions in the user guide to ensure there are no issues.”
To be fair, Samsung has included a warning against storing the S Pen into the slot the wrong way in the user manual. Which means that anyone who ends up doing this was not following instructions and failed to read the manual. At least if they do it on purpose; storing a stylus backwards is very likely to happen by accident to just about anyone.