Samsung has begun sending out an update that fixes the red tint issue found in the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus.
While it's available only to users in South Korea, it's expected to reach other markets in due time. At any rate, this gives every owner out there a clear look at what's in store.
Galaxy S8 Red Tint Fix Rolls Out
The update is landing on the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus with the model numbers SM-G950N and SM-G955N respectively, which are Exynos variants of the handset in South Korea.
Once it's installed, the new firmware versions should read as G950NKSU1AQDG for the Galaxy S8 and G950NKSU1AQDG for the larger sibling.
The fix isn't as simple as a getting rid of the issue, as Samsung is providing users with a slew of options to let them adjust the screen to their preferences.
First off, the Adaptive Display mode now has a new "full screen color balance" option, and it comes with a slider that goes from Cool to Warm. According to the description, it'll "adjust the colors of your display to change the appearance of white tones."
Take note that it won't function when the Blue Light filter is on, though.
Second, the Screen Mode menu now offers a new "screen edge color balance" option. With a name like that, it's already pretty straightforward, but to be clear, it allows users to "adjust the colors at the edges of the screen to change the appearance of white tones."
Samsung Keeps Its Promise
As a recap, Samsung promised to issue the red tint fix for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus before the end of April, and in light of this development, the company has kept its word.
"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 The Korea Herald.
Galaxy S8 Issues Beyond The Red Tint
In other related news, Galaxy S8 owners have been reporting that they are experiencing some wireless charging problems, where the handset won't charge on official Fast Charging pads that were launched before the latest flagship.
To buck the trend of bad news, Galaxy Club recently discovered that the virtual home button on the Galaxy S8 continually moves around to prevent burn-in issues inherent in AMOLED displays. If nothing else, that's one less thing to worry about.
The Bottom Line
The Galaxy S8 red tint issue is now a thing of the past — for users in South Korea, that is. As mentioned earlier, there's no word about when Samsung will globally roll out the update, but it shouldn't take too long for it to go beyond the company's home country.
With all said and done, are you one of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus owners who are experiencing the red tint issue? If so, feel free to hit us up in the comments section below and let us know.