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Inserting Note 5’s S Pen The Wrong Way Can Damage The Device

August 25, 2015 - Written By Kristijan Lucic

Samsung has recently showcased two new phablets, the Galaxy Note 5 and Galaxy S6 Edge Plus. These two devices have been announced earlier this month, and are basically Samsung’s flagship phablets. The Note 5 is a direct successor to the Note 4 which was announced in September last year, and the Galaxy S6 Edge Plus is essentially a bigger variant of Samsung’s flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S6 Edge. That being said, we have tons of coverage on both of these devices, and are here to talk more about the Galaxy Note 5.

The Galaxy Note 5, as every previous Note phablet, ships with the S Pen stylus. Samsung has introduced some new tricks to the S Pen and has further refined this stylus, but it seems like you should know how to use it properly or you could permanently damage your device. In previous Note models, you couldn’t insert the S Pen backwards, but this time around, you can. Keep in mind that you should not do that though, because you could damage the Note 5. It is quite possible that the S Pen stylus will get stuck inside of the device and you won’t be able to pull it back out, or you’ll break the spring release mechanism Samsung introduced this time around. So, all in all, don’t push the S Pen inside of the Note 5 in the wrong direction, and make sure that people who play around with your device don’t make that mistake either.

Samsung’s newest phablet sports a 5.7-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) Super AMOLED display, 4GB of RAM and 32 or 64GB of non-expandable internal storage (depending on the version you decide to purchase). The 16-megapixel OIS camera is available on the back of the Galaxy Note 5, and a 5-megapixel snapper can be found up front. The 3,000mAh non-removable battery is also a part of this package, and the device ships with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop pre-installed. The Note 5 is powered by Samsung’s very own Exynos 7420 64-bit octa-core SoC along with a Mali-T760 MP8 GPU for graphics. The phablet measures 153.2 x 76.1 x 7.6mm, while it weighs 171 grams. The Note 5 still has limited availability, but Samsung is rolling this thing out to more countries as we speak.