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Once you get to this stage, you have a serious problem. Photo: Android Police

Once you get to this stage, you have a serious problem. Photo: Android Police

Unless you’ve only just discovered the Internet, you’ll already be familiar with an apparent Galaxy Note 5 design flaw that causes its S Pen stylus to become stuck when reinserted upside down.

Now a new teardown image reveals exactly what causes the expensive jam.

Samsung: Just use your S Pen properly. Photo: Samsung

Samsung: Just use your S Pen properly. Photo: Samsung

We’ve already learned that it’s incredibly easy to do great damage to the Galaxy Note 5 simply by reinserting its S Pen upside down, and most regard this as a design flaw. Except Samsung.

Rather than promising to look into the issue or propose a solution, the South Korean company simply advises customers to read their Note 5 manual, and follow the instructions properly.

This S Pen can no longer be removed. Photo: Android Police

This S Pen can no longer be removed. Photo: Android Police

If you’re planning to make Samsung’s new Galaxy Note 5 your next smartphone, here’s a helpful warning you definitely don’t want to forget: Inserting its S Pen upside down with break your phone.

Unlike with previous Galaxy Note devices, the fancy new S Pen with the Note 5 can easily be inserted the wrong way around, but doing this can cause the S Pen’s detection feature to be broken unbelievably easily, and could prevent it from being removed altogether.

The Galaxy Note 5 gets leaked again. Photo: Droid-Life

The Galaxy Note 5 gets leaked again. Photo: Droid-Life

A removable battery and microSD card slot are two things we’ve long associated with Samsung devices, but since the South Korean company killed them both for the Galaxy S6 and S6 edge, long-time Galaxy Note fans have been worried they’re in for the same treatment.

Now new images of the Galaxy Note 5 confirm those fears.

Gear VR will work with new Samsung Galaxies. Photo: Samsung

Gear VR will work with new Samsung Galaxies. Photo: Samsung

Samsung’s $200 Gear VR is compatible exclusively with the Galaxy Note 4 for now, but that’s going to change over the coming months.

Sources say both the Galaxy S6 and the Galaxy S Edge will support the virtual reality headset when they arrive in March.

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