The upgrade will expand the color range of its screens so you can set the red tint even lower.

Samsung to roll out an update to fix red tint on the Galaxy S8
Atom Samsung Saturday, April 22, 2017 - 16:13

After the first set of complaints about a rent tint to the Samsung Galaxy S8 surfaced, it is now learnt that the company is sending out an update that will fix the problem. According to a report by the Korean Herald, the update could enhance the color range in the phones. The update may as early as next week.

“Because there are some complaints about the red-tinted screens, we decided to upgrade the software next week for all Galaxy S8 clients,” a Samsung spokesperson told KH.

The report says that Samsung has even sent out an announcement to all of its Service Centers, saying, “There will be an additional update to make color revisions more minutely at the end of April.” 

Some technical experts are not inclined to dismiss this red tinting issue as so simple. According to one set of such experts, the issue may even be linked to the graphics processing unit and the glitch might be caused due to a faulty chip in the handset.

Another interpretation is a bit more technical. This analysis is based on the choice of the AMOLED display that Samsung chose for these new flagship phones. There were earlier reports that this display has a “blue-leaning”, while rendering the colours on the display screen. They say Samsung wanted to counter this and added a deep-red technology so that the blue could be balanced. Yet another technical complication being pointed out is also related to the AMOLED display. These experts believe that the stretching of the display on the latest phones to 18.5:9 ratio has led to instability of the display.

Fixing this problem is important for Samsung after the Note 7 debacle. The flagship smartphone is already receiving great reviews.

In addition to fixing the red tint issue, the upgrade will also expand the color range of its screens so you can set any red tint even lower.

Image: Kārlis Dambrāns

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