Some of you will have heard the rumors floating around that the LED on the Galaxy S6 camera was having a few issues. Namely that it is always on and can't be turned off. With the Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge now available for purchase, if you're thinking about picking one up you might want to read on first. Even Samsung has admitted there's a problem.
Samsung is notorious for remaining silent when it comes to possible issues with its devices or updates (remember the Android 4.3 update fiasco?). So if Samsung is admitting that there is an issue you know it must be serious. An LED flash that stays on – even when the device is turned off – certainly sounds like a sufficient problem to me.
This will of course have a negative impact on battery life but it will also contribute to shortening the life of the LED itself. The problem with this is that we now know just how difficult it is to repair the Galaxy S6 and S6 Edge – not that you should have to due to a software or hardware problem in a brand-new phone. Fortunately, Samsung is aware of the problem and has confirmed to AndroidPIT that it is indeed working on a solution.
With any luck it will simply be a bit of software tweaking and a patch will be be pushed out quickly with no real damage done. However, depending on how deep-seated the issue is, or if it is actually hardware-related, then the solution may take longer and be more serious. The problem seems to be more widespread than just T-Mobile branded devices too – because it was Samsung Germany that acknowledged the problem.
Has your S6 got this problem? Would this issue affect your buying decision?