Quite a few Galaxy S8 early adopters started complaining recently about a reddish tint on the display of their new smartphone. The problem isn’t widespread and many haven’t experienced it at all while others are experiencing varying degrees of a red tint on their Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Samsung has previously clarified that this is not due to a hardware issue and that it will fix the issue via a software update. That update is now being rolled out.

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Samsung said earlier this week that it would fix Galaxy S8 display reddish tint issue by sending out a software update which will allow users to tune their device’s display to their preference. It also said that those who were still not satisfied after the update would be entitled to a replacement device.

The company is now rolling out this software update in its home market of South Korea. It brings two new options for the screen mode settings which include a full screen color balance option and a screen edge color balance options. These options can be used to adjust the red tint and also fix the off-angle shift in color on the edges of the Galaxy S8’s display.

Samsung has followed through on its earlier promise that it was going to release this update in a few days. Even though it has only been released in South Korea right now, it’s only a matter of time before Galaxy S8 users elsewhere get this update as well.

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5.8"
  • 2960x1440
  • Super AMOLED
  • 568 PPI
12 MP
  • f/1.7 Aperture
  • OIS
3000 mAh
  • Non-Removable
  • Wireless Charging
4GB RAM
  • Snapdragon 835
  • MicroSD
Price
~$499 - Amazon
Weight
155 g
Launched in
2017-03-29
Storage (GB)
  • 64
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