The jammed stylus issue of the S Pen on the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 may have been fixed in the form of a reworked pen slot.
In a report by Phandroid, an image of the improved interior of a Galaxy Note 5 shows off a fixed port for the phone’s S Pen stylus. The problem of a breaking S pen if it is put in the wrong way is less likelier to occur as the port includes a sturdier detection switch.
Originally, if the stylus was improperly inserted into the Galaxy Note 5, the pen could become permanently lodged in the slot, or prevent the detection mechanism from knowing if the S Pen was in use or not.
Samsung isn’t just relying on warning labels and “read the manual” suggestions to prevent people from inserting the Galaxy Note 5’s S Pen the wrong way but one thing’s for sure: the chances of wrecking your giant new Samsung phone should be that much lower with the latest developments.
Samsung hasn’t commented on the change. Since the fix seems to have been stealthily implemented with the latest manufacturing run of the phone, it will be difficult to tell exactly if a particular Galaxy Note 5 comes with the improved pen slot. That said, it stands to reason that any newly-packaged versions from this year should have the feature.