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A major design flaw in Samsung Galaxy Note 5 could damage the phone

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Last Updated: August 26, 2015, 11:29 IST

A major design flaw in Samsung Galaxy Note 5 could damage the phone

Samsung may be getting rave reviews for the smart looks of its recent Galaxy Note 5 smartphone, but the otherwise handsome looks seems to have been marred by a major design flaw in the phone.

New Delhi: Samsung may be getting rave reviews for the smart looks of its recent Galaxy Note 5 smartphone, but the otherwise handsome looks seems to have been marred by a major design flaw in the phone.

According to reports doing the rounds on the Internet, the S Pen that accompanies the Note 5 could lead to permament damage to the phone's functionality. The company lets users insert the S Pen into its silo either way, but one of its orientations could actually impair the phone's stylus detection feature if inserted the wrong way. The most common styluses, however, are designed in a way that they cannot be inserted in a wrong way.

"If you are unfortunate enough to slide your S Pen in the wrong way, you'll have a hard time unjamming it from the slot (though eventually you should be able to pry it away), but more importantly, you might disable the Note's stylus detection feature," reports The Verge.

In a reply to The Verge, Samsung says, "We highly recommend our Galaxy Note 5 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."

Companies suggest users to go through the manual before using any product, but that is not an excuse for basic design flaws that could lead to inadvertent damages.

first published:August 26, 2015, 11:29 IST
last updated:August 26, 2015, 11:29 IST
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