Some Galaxy S6 units have a LED flash that refuses to stop working, Samsung promises a fix

Some Galaxy S6 units have a LED flash that refuses to stop working, Samsung promises a fix
The Samsung Galaxy S6 got this close to being perfect, but shipping the flagship and its edgy compatriot to the cheering masses has been anything but free of problems. Following those early T-Mobile units that came to customers scratched all over, another issue began rearing its head, and this time, it seems to occur on Galaxy S6 units globally. 

What's the fuss about this time? Apparently, the LED flash on the GS6 seems to be confusing itself for the Eternal Flame, and it stays on constantly, even when it's not supposed to be in use! Although it's not engaged in maximum brightness mode, the LED is nevertheless active, and its light is noticeable in dim conditions. Users at XDA Developers theorize that a small amount of current is leaking to the LED light, because the problem manifests itself even when the smartphone is powered off.

The good news here is that Samsung has been made aware of the issue and claims it will solve it in a future software update, which means the flaw isn't buried in the hardware and you shouldn't hurry to return your new GS6 just yet. And to end this piece with a mammoth punchline, here's what a cunning XDA user had to say on the matter:


source: XDA Developers

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62 Comments

1. hafini_27

Posts: 951; Member since: Oct 31, 2013

I like that pun. Hope Samsung fix it soon.

38. engineer-1701d unregistered

thats bs just take it back and exchange it its not hard i wonder if this is the earlybird t-mobile phones again

2. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

Thank god mine turns off or my light will be sunny all night long.

3. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Waiting for 'not on final software' excuses.

32. BobbyBuster

Posts: 854; Member since: Jan 13, 2015

It's Apple's fault. Sammy copied it wrong.

4. Saioofi

Posts: 344; Member since: May 23, 2014

Why are there so many defective S6's out of the box?

12. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

its mainly us.

17. drunkenjay

Posts: 1697; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

"U.S"

61. EcoCare

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 30, 2014

They are speeding up the production so you guys can get your hands on it.

5. Geek.T

Posts: 18; Member since: Apr 04, 2015

how can they refuse. Sammy will find u and fix u

6. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Better do something Samsung s6, LG is coming with the bad @$$ G4!!..

8. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Lol, as badass as the previous versions? Because s6 will outsell plastic g4 sporting average scree at best with ease.

11. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

Just because you sell a lot doesn't mean it's the best (LOL..I love this line). --Insert Mcdonalds, Justin Bieber, Toyota, Billboards references here.

13. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

tedkord says that a lot.

45. tedkord

Posts: 17414; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

Because it's true.

52. darkkjedii

Posts: 31313; Member since: Feb 05, 2011

I had mcnuggets last night, for a late night snack, delicious. No Beiber for me though.

27. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

We all know how bad lg phones are. GL besting s6 with a crapdragon 810 under the hood.

41. engineer-1701d unregistered

you mean 808 not 810

16. bubbadoes

Posts: 1225; Member since: May 03, 2012

Neros, I would be willing to bet you are holding some sort of plastic samsung device now--contrary to your statement, now that the s6 is glass and metal....lol

23. bugsbunny00

Posts: 2265; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

s6 is crap so are you..

24. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

This is the best you can come up with, sad little man?

60. zachattack

Posts: 621; Member since: Jul 31, 2013

Erm... The g2 was world's above Samsung and the g3 easily competes with any 2015 phone. The g4 will dominate... LG never copied anyone they had the bezeless screen, the 2k display and the longest battery before anyone else. Not to mention back buttons and an awesome camera. Not saying the s6 isn't great but you s**tting on LG with lack of real experience or based on the money the company makes is just ignorant.

39. engineer-1701d unregistered

bugs you're crazy the g4 is just a less powerful g flex 2 with a better camera ap

7. Neros

Posts: 1016; Member since: Dec 19, 2014

Lol, a tiny margin of the initial batch of s6's has a led issue and of course people make big deal out of it. S6 isn't even available in some countries yet - in my country you can only pre-order one. How the hell those folks already have theirs? I guess this is what happens when you buy a new product with huge demand.

10. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Apple fans are probably threatened so they hunt for any ammo to use for Articles. I am sure that's what Luis D is doing now.

14. Ninetysix

Posts: 2965; Member since: Oct 08, 2012

20. j2001m

Posts: 3061; Member since: Apr 28, 2014

Hm, over at Apple own forum there is loads of this type of problem, sorry I am lost this is what happens all the time, no big deal, also most Apple fans just send them back or put up with it

37. AlikMalix unregistered

Is there a samsungs own website?

43. engineer-1701d unregistered

? is there a samsungs own website what the heck are you trying to say

57. AlikMalix unregistered

I replied to post #20... I was wondering if there's actually a website that Samsung has where people that own one can come and share experiences and problems with the manufacturer. I saw a Fasebook page for Samsung but everyone's complaining about their Samsung phones there - that couldn't be it, is it? All these reporters are digging around the Apple Forums, specifically the are for reporting problems with your device.. I was wondering why I cannot find Samsung OWNED forum for its users.. I see Android Central with Samsung section, I see cNet with Samsung section, I see Samsung unofficial forums, Samsung Developers forum - but if I have a problem with my Samsung device - where do I go (it's not like there's a Samsung store everywhere, yet)...?

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