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The Galaxy S6 might have a very serious problem with its camera flash

Galaxy S6 Camera Flash Issue

The Galaxy S6 won’t be officially available in stores until April 10th, but some early buyers have already received their units. Unfortunately, some of these early Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 edge models may have some issues. A few days ago, reports said that some Galaxy S6 units shipped to buyers with screen defects out of the box, and now some customers are complaining on the xda-developers forums of a faulty Galaxy S6 camera flash.

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Apparently, the camera flash remains dimly lit even when it’s not in use, And in some cases, the flash can remain lit even when the device is turned off. Removing the battery from the Galaxy S6 should turn off the flash for good, though this isn’t an option on Galaxy S6 models, as they aren’t equipped with user-replaceable batteries.

This particular problem will have a negative effect on battery life if not fixed, as the flash will obviously drain the battery faster than normal. It’s likely that such issues could be corrected via software updates, though Samsung is yet to release a patch.

It’s not clear at this time how many users are affected by this particular Galaxy S6 problem, especially since the device isn’t yet widely available.

Chris Smith has been covering consumer electronics ever since the iPhone revolutionized the industry in 2008. When he’s not writing about the most recent tech news for BGR, he closely follows the events in Marvel’s Cinematic Universe and other blockbuster franchises. Outside of work, you’ll catch him streaming almost every new movie and TV show release as soon as it's available.