We’re sure you’ve heard by now about the S Pen slide-gate, if you’ve haven’t, basically there’s a chance your stylus will get stuck in your new expensive (RM 2,699 w/ GST) Samsung Galaxy Note5, if you slot it in backwards – possibly damaging the internals that senses the S Pen, so kiss goodbye to your stylus capabilities.
Samsung has hastily responded to the issue by simply saying:
“We highly recommend our Galaxy Note5 users follow the instructions in the user guide to ensure they don’t experience such an unexpected scenario caused by reinserting the S Pen in the other way around”
To sum it up, there’s no solution to the problem – cause it technically shouldn’t be an issue in the first place. By chance this does happen, you probably weren’t paying attention to your four figure device in the first place; sheer negligence on your part. Logically with the way you would handle the stylus, it’d make sense that after fiddling with it you’d put it in nib pointed first, otherwise it’d just be going against the natural way of things; then again, accidents do happen.
The Korean company does warn you about this but chances are you skipped user manual for the most part. Owners can head over to page 25 on the user manual to read the details on the S Pen insertion. Ideally, it’s a two way street when concerning this issue, as Samsung could have probably designed the stylus in a way that it can’t possibly slide in backwards by accident.
So let’s not try anything funny here, folks – cause Samsung isn’t gonna replace your stylus and the sensors inside the silo (at least not for free). If you’re worried about how the Galaxy Note5 will hold up to stress and drops do watch the video below (skip to 7:45 in the video to see how the Note5 fared)