The new Samsung Galaxy Note 5 doesn’t come short in making the world drool all over it. Coring on the same backbone that it first showed back in 2011, the new Note is now Sammy’s newest footprint in the intense phablet tug-of-war, although it also came with a couple of controversial decisions like the doing away of its microSD (which can undoubtedly expand its memory) and a removable battery, among others.
Then again, the device is hands down stunning, both on the inside and the outside. From its metal composition down to its gorgeous curved backside, the Note 5 seems to be the perfect Smartphone to those who can afford it. But is it really that faultless?
One recent report is saying that it is not. Yes, the Note 5 comes with a particular lineage that comes from one of the world’s most recognizable names when it comes to mobile technology, but as far as everything that has to do with tech will always come with a minute flaw in the process.
What David Ruddock explained is that the problem lies when a user inserts the Note 5’s iconic S-Pen incorrectly. The Android Police editor added that when it is inserted backwards back to its hatch, the device will no longer be able to detect the S-Pen when it is removed or inserted again. What this means is that the Note 5 won’t vibrate or signal with a sound (or anything software-wise) when the peripheral is being used.
The issue is remarkable contrary to the previous four Notes that were released. Users would agree that if they placed the stylus back on its wrong side, it will only go so far until it meets some kind of resistance on the inside that would immediately signal them that they had the S-Pen on the wrong way.
To say the least, this will prove to be a very big boulder for Samsung, especially because the problem was divulged after the whole social community came with this distinct penchant to add “-gate” or “-ghazi” to something that is flawed (read: “bendgate” of the iPhone 6). It’s not that easy to recall the Note 5, too. Although the problem is entirely mechanical (the Note 5’s S-Pen hatch is spring loaded), Samsung should’ve thought about this in the first place. What we can do now is to wait and see whether Samsung has something up their sleeves.