We have another bit of history repeating over here, as Samsung has released a new, highly awaited device, but with a highly commented flaw. Last year, Apple was covering entire pages of news with its bending issue that kept the iPhone 6 from being perfect. Now, Samsung and the S pen flaw are making the news and breaking the waves of the deep tech waters.
However, when it comes to the specs, Samsung Galaxy Note 5 sounds pretty much perfect. Reviews talk about the handset being the best cellphone ever released by the Korean team. But if we come to talk about the accessories it arrives with, the story doesn’t go well at all.
Although it doesn’t feature expandable memory or a removable battery, the Note 5 is envisioned with a giant 5-7 inch display, cutting-edge processor and an updated stylus. The phone also has fast wireless charging and mobile payments which appeal to hardcore users who push their mobile devices to the limit, completing them with various apps, features, services, games and entertainment.
The Note 5 has the almost perfect camera hardware also found in the advanced Galaxy S6 and it clearly invites comparison with Apple’s iPhone 6 Plus. It has a flaw in common with the iPhone 6, but at a different level.
Note 5 comes with a stylus pen, which is highly elegant and useful for those of you who still manage your activities with such an accessory. But if you happen to insert the S Pen stylus the wrong way into the device, either accidentally or on purpose, there is a high chance that the stylus or the device, or both, will be damaged.
Samsung’s reaction to the issue has been clear and transparent. They have admitted that there is indeed an inconsistency in the device with the stylus issue and have suggested users to follow the instructions.
“We highly recommend our Galaxy Note 5 users to follow the instructions in the user guide to ensure there are no issues”. The instructions do warn that inserting the stylus the wrong way can cause damage. So, we don’t necessarily have a flaw going on here, we have a warning that reveals a potential damage provided one choses to place or mistakenly places the stylus with its downside up.
This is nevertheless the type of design flaw that could have been caught at an earlier stage and taken out of the product. The fact that such a simple thing has escaped the savvy eyes and minds of Samsung engineers, proves that the product has been rushed to sales markets before properly verified and gotten ready for mass production.
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