As one of the newest phones on the market, the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 has a lot of attention at the moment, and unfortunately for Samsung not all of it is good, with a slight flaw with the vaunted S Pen showing up.
Before the phone is available to the general public, there is always going to be a people who get their hands on devices and do silly things – drop tests, tear downs and dare we mention #BendGate? The latest one that has been cited, tested and confirmed in a video by Android Police is that if you put your S Pen in backwards, the detection of the pen in or out of the phone is permanently broken.
While I agree that there are design steps that Samsung could have taken to prevent this from being possible, I wonder who would put the pen in completely upside down without noticing? Or who in their right mind would leave a child with their $1100+ phone unattended, or even let them touch it at all?
Out of the video the take home message would be if you purchase a Note 5, pay attention when you put the S Pen back in the device.
In your opinion is this a design flaw or an oversight that may affect some users?