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Sony Confirms ‘Yellow Screen’ Issue With Xperia S, Offers Replacement Handsets

by Killian Bell | April 3, 2012April 3, 2012 9:45 am PST

Sony Mobile has confirmed this morning that it has discovered an issue with its new Xperia S smartphone that causes the display to develop a yellow tint when the handset becomes too warm. The Japanese company insists that the problem only affects a small number of devices, and it has offered to replace those with the fault.

In a statement to CNET UK this morning, Sony acknowledges the issue that occurs once the device reaches 40 degrees Celsius:

“Sony Mobile Communications has identified that the display on a limited number of Xperia S smart phones may show a slight yellow tint if exposed to temperatires above 40 degrees Celsius.”

Sony promises that its manufacturing process has now been altered to avoid this issue, and that it will “resolve this at no cost to the consumer.” If you’re worried your Xperia S is affected, you can take it to your nearest customer service center and get it replaced.

Despite this issue, the display on the Xperia S is said to be one of its best features. And with Sony promising a fix, you shouldn’t let this fault put you off.

Is your Xperia S suffering from a yellow tint when it gets too warm?

[via CNET UK]

Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...