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It's being reported today by TechRadar that the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 already has a problem. The report notes that "To look at it you'd probably think that a lot of care and attention had gone into the design of the Samsung Galaxy Note 5, but there's an issue: sticking the S Pen into its housing the wrong way round can cause lasting damage to the phone.


Where before you could only insert the S Pen one way in previous models, the new design allows the clumsy and non-attentive to stick the stylus in upside down, which means it can either get jammed in the slot or, even if you can retrieve it, potentially break the mechanism which detects whether or not the S Pen is attached to the phone."


TechRadar "contacted Samsung to see if this is a real issue, and sadly it seems that it is. A spokesperson told us that the only advice the brand has is to follow the included instructions:


"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."


Considering that the S Pen is the whole advantage of owning a Galaxy Note smartphone, creating a gaffe this large demonstrates that Samsung rushed this to market to get ahead of Apple's iPhone 6s and by doing so screwed up badly. For those wanting to review this problem in detail, see this new report.


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