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Samsung Issues Fix For Galaxy Note 5's Reverse S-Pen Input

By Jan David Perianes , Jan 18, 2016 11:48 PM EST
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Samsung's Galaxy Note 5, which easily made its reputation as one of the best phablets to come out in its time, had one glaring issue. Unlike its predecessor, the Galaxy Note V's S-Pen can be inversely inserted to its slot, rendering the handset itself malfunctioning or at worse broken. While the South Korean tech giant did issue a warning in the included manual, many users still reportedly insert the pen in reverse. Now, the company has addressed the hardware issue and made a small fix for the problem.

Back when the Galaxy Note 5 was first released, Samsung had warned its users not to insert the stylus backwards. It was clearly written in the manual, but the company, later on, changed the packaging to provide a clearer warning. However, the issue was quite jarring that it had put a serious dent in the reputation in the Galaxy Note line, especially that its S Pen is one of its key features.

Previous devices from the Galaxy Note line did not have the issue. The current generation's mechanism and form of the stylus were easily at fault even when the company did give out a warning beforehand.

Now, according to reports, the new Galaxy Note 5's circuit board appears to have been redesigned so that it can safely eject the S Pen even if it has been inserted in reverse by accident. Previously, removing the S Pen would require more than the normal force to take it out; and even the users did carefully take it out, inserting the S Pen backwards still rendered its features broken.

It wasn't specified, however, as to when the South Korean company started to implement the hardware fix for the Galaxy Note 5. However, it's safe to presume that newer issues of the devices will most likely have the fix.  

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