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Samsung rolls out fix for red-tint issue in Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ in India

The patch comes much before the actual sale of the devices.

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The Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are yet to reach customers in India but Samsung has already started rolling out a patch for one of the issues plaguing the device. The update comes in response to complaints by many customers who claimed the Galaxy S8 displays had a red-tint. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy M32 launch date revealed: Check expected specs and price in India

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Samsung initially dismissed the complaints, saying the red-tint could be cleared manually by adjusting Display Settings. But following an increased pressure from all corners, Samsung was prompted to roll out a patch. Samsung has started rolling out the update to users in India too. This means, the moment the user begins using his device, the update can be downloaded. The update comes with the build number XXU1AQDG and is available for both Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+. Also Read - Samsung now lets you make an appointment to shop at its stores, book demo via WhatsApp

The display provides two options to users Full Screen Colour Balance’ in the Adaptive Display screen menu and ‘Screen Edge Colour Balance’ in Screen Mode menu. Initially, multiple critics and reviewers blamed the red tint of the device on hardware issues though Samsung repeatedly insisted that the issue was a basic one and nothing to worry about. With the patch update rolling out, most users are satisfied with the new resolution. ALSO READ: Random reboot, shattering displays, red-tint and more: 5 hiccups Samsung Galaxy S8 faced since launch

The Galaxy S8 series is extremely crucial for Samsung as the company is still reeling from the Galaxy Note 7 disaster. The devices are under the scanner and one wrong step could spell doom for Samsung. Despite stringent tests and the delayed launch, Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are not free of bugs. Apart from the red tint issue, users have also complained that the displays are prone to cracks and scratches. Wi-Fi issues and Facial Recognition feature being buggy are some of the other issues that Galaxy S8 and S8+ users are complaining about. A minor number of Galaxy S8 users in the US are also complaining of random reboots.

Despite all the problems, Samsung Galaxy S8 series devices continue to be among the top flagship smartphones of the year with sales numbers being strong.

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  • Published Date: May 2, 2017 6:09 PM IST


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