Samsung tweaks Galaxy Note 5 internals to prevent S Pen jams
Newer logic boards have a redesigned mechanism that looks less likely to become stuck on the S Pen’s eject button.
As shown in the photo below, the more recent Note 5 logic board on the left now has a grey switch protruding from its side instead of a black one. It doesn’t stick out in the same way the old one does, so the S Pen is able to slip past it without getting stuck even when inserted upside down.
According to the Note 5 owner who sent this image to Phandroid, the new mechanism — which detects when the S Pen is removed from the handset and triggers software features like Screen Off Memo and Air Command — “works beautifully.”
As I’ve mentioned before, it’s a shame Samsung didn’t use a switch like this one in the beginning, which would have saved early Note 5 adopters from discovering this problem the hard way, and prevented a whole lot of bad press. But at least it will think twice for the Galaxy Note 6.