No, you can't insert the S Pen on the Galaxy Note 7 backwards

No, you can't insert the S Pen on the Galaxy Note 7 backwards
It is nice when gadgets are designed to just work; when they're built to be foolproof. When they aren't, the results can be catastrophic. Or hilarious. Or catastrophic and hilarious at the same time. That was the case last year, when it was discovered that inserting the S Pen inside the Samsung Galaxy Note 5 the wrong way – with the tip pointing outward – could permanently damage the handset. Samsung did address the flaw by putting huge warning labels on later batches of the Galaxy Note 5.

Having learned a lesson, Samsung made it impossible to insert the Galaxy Note 7 S Pen backwards, be it by mistake or out of curiosity. The accessory just can't enter the silo the other way around. It gets blocked in its path, perhaps by a mechanism of some kind, as the video below demonstrates. Clearly, that is enough of a hint for the user to realize that they're doing something wrong. 

Speaking of the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 and its high-tech digital stylus, the S Pen is now in its most advanced form. It is more sensitive, more functional, and more responsive, not to mention that its much finer tip gives it a more natural feel. Plus, the new S Pen is now water-resistant! What more could you ask for? You can take a look at our Galaxy Note 7 hands-on or our S Pen overview to learn more about it.


source: Patranun Limudomporn (YouTube)

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Galaxy Note 7
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2150 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh

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16 Comments

2. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

IP68 - dust proof, water resistant and tard proof.

11. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Not TouchWiz proof. The Pengate design fail of the Note 5 was just that.

12. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

Naah, Pengate is Samsung way to collect data how many idiots still virgin exists in this world.

15. tedkord

Posts: 17456; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

It wasn't, but you keep trying to sell it. It's funny. Meanwhile, the Note 5 is still the best, highest customer satisfaction phone on the market.

3. yann

Posts: 614; Member since: Jul 15, 2010

You must be idiot or moron to insert the pen wrong way on Note 5. Only stupid minds can make some hype about not existing "pengate". Or you are dumba$$ without brain.

7. AmirBudi

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

How about your 5-years-old kids ?

8. RoboticEngi

Posts: 1251; Member since: Dec 03, 2014

You are a moron if you let your 5 year old play with a 700$ phone....

9. AmirBudi

Posts: 88; Member since: Mar 21, 2014

but it can happen because we can not always keep an eye on the children at all times.

13. catze86

Posts: 731; Member since: Dec 07, 2015

I bought an iPhone 5 for my 6 years old daughter. My wife scolding me. But I say to her not to worry. Because Its just a dumbphone.

6. darkkjedii

Posts: 31529; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

New and improved S-Pen.

14. LeonVonKaiser

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 03, 2016

To quote flossy_carter from Youtube: Complaining about being able to insert the pen the wrong way, is like sticking a sandwich up your butt then complaining you're still hungry.

16. tacarat

Posts: 854; Member since: Apr 22, 2013

Yet the stores will still have people coming in with reversed pens. "I had to slam it on the table a few times, now it's stuck". My heart goes out to those working retail and have to deal with the stupid, high, or drunk public.

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