Sony acknowledges Xperia Z1 Compact LED flash problem, says the issue affected only a small number of phones


Back in February, not long after Sony released the Xperia Z1 Compact, certain users complained about an issue that their Z1 Compact handsets had with the LED flash which accompanies the 20.7MP rear camera: when taking photos in low-light situations, the flash bled into images, distorting the final result.

Today, Sony Germany reportedly acknowledged this problem. According to German website Inside-handy, Sony stated that the issue only affected a low number of Xperia Z1 Compact units, and had been corrected in newer devices.

Unfortunately, it doesn’t look like Sony provided an official fix for users who may have been initially affected. Still, if you’re planning to buy an Xperia Z1 Compact from now on, the flash bleeding problem shouldn’t be a concern.

The Xperia Z1 Compact currently costs around $500 unlocked. It's not officially available in the US, but you can order it via Amazon. The smartphone was launched running Android 4.3 Jelly Bean in January, and an update to Android 4.4 KitKat for it is available since March.

source: Inside-handy (translated)

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Xperia Z1 Compact
  • Display 4.3 inches 1280 x 720 pixels
  • Camera 20.7 MP (Single camera) 2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 2GB RAM
  • Storage 16GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2300 mAh
  • OS Android 5.1 Lollipop

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