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Telus and Bell rolling out Galaxy S8 and S8+ 'red tint' fix

Telus and Bell, two of Canada's biggest network providers, have announced that they are rolling out the so-called "red tint" fix (opens in new tab) for the Galaxy S8 and S8+, which began hitting European and U.S. devices over the past week or so.

Shortly after the Galaxy S8 series was launched, some users found their Super AMOLED screens were redder than they should be, which Samsung said was a calibration misalignment that could be solved using software. An update adds new settings to the phone's white balance options, along with manual controls for those who want to more specifically control the way colors appear on the phone's screen.

No word on whether other Canadian carriers will launch the same update this week. Has your Galaxy S8 seen this issue?

Daniel Bader was a former Android Central Editor-in-Chief and Executive Editor for iMore and Windows Central. 

  • Nope. No red in my SMG950F
  • Early adopters' issues. Glad it was quickly sorted out. :)
  • Bell has released it too.
  • My GS6 received Nougat last Saturday too. I tipped AC but no story yet.
  • Falls short for me. Overall white is good now but borders too much red, setting them cooler results in 2 blue borders and 2 normal borders.
    Also slightly tilting my device shows a red glow in the entire screen. Except for the edges. Maybe if they add that function for the entire screen.
  • How much pink did you have b4 the update??