Samsung tweaks Galaxy Note 5 hardware to ensure the S n won’t get stuck

BY GreenBot Staff

Published 19 Jan 2016

Samsung has made a below-the-radar change to its Galaxy Note 5 that should keep the S n from getting stuck.

The company confirmed the hardware change to The Verge, which is designed to fix the issue where inserting the S n backwards could get the pen stuck. The force required to dislodge the pen usually then breaks the clicking mechanism.

A Samsung representative told the site, “Samsung can confirm that the Note 5 internal S n mechanism has been changed to avoid the issue caused by inserting the S n incorrectly. As always, we recommend following proper instructions for storing the S n.”

As alluded to in the quote, Samsung’s official stance until this time was to refer everyone to the instruction manual, which warns of this hazard. If you’re currently a Note 5 owner, let this serve as another reminder to be doubly sure you’re putting the pen back the right way.

y this matters: Samsung clearly decided this was enough of a problem to redesign the components. It’s easy to say that one should expect problems if you use a product incorrectly, but inserting the S n in backwards is rather easy to do if you quickly take down a note need to put the pen away. This is a good fix, though it probably won’t be much solace if you’ve already damaged your phone.