Samsung Galaxy S8 Red Tint Update Hits Europe

Samsung Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8 was released on March 29 followed by its availability in other countries. However, users have started to report that they are able to view a red tint on the display. The latest development is that an update to fix the red tint problem has arrived in Europe. Recently, the company had pushed an update in South Korea.

The main reason for the appearance of the red tint was due to a problem with the software. Expert tech-savvy users managed to rectify the problem on their own by tweaking the color settings. With users took to Twitter in large numbers, the red tint problem caught the attention of Samsung product team and they promised to resolve the problem via an update.

Samsung has added a new Screen edge color balance option in the Screen mode menu. It will enable you to adjust the full-screen color balance as per your requirements.

Samsung Galaxy S8

With an overall weight of 426MB, the update to resolve the red tint problem is currently arriving for Samsung Galaxy S8 units in the UK and Galaxy S8+ smartphones in Germany. Interestingly, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ users in Turkey are also receiving the update.

After the Samsung Galaxy Note 7 fiasco, there are apprehensions about the Samsung smartphones in the minds of users. The red tint created serious problems for customers who have invested their hard earned savings. Moreover, if the problem was not resolved, then it would have serious issues with the trust and reputation of Samsung.

You should note that the red tint update is being pushed via OTA. Hence, it will take few days for the update to hit your handsets depending upon your location. If you are unable to view the message notification, you should wait for few days. Alternatively, you can also tap on the Settings icon to verify the presence of the update.

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Before proceeding with the update, you should activate Wi-Fi and disable mobile data. Moreover, you should completely charge the smartphone up to at least 80 percent to avoid interruption during the update process.

It remains to be seen as to whether users will face the red tint problem again. We will continuously monitor the developments and provide you with updates. Stay tuned.

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