Update, May 13: Verizon is the next US carrier to roll out the red tint patch for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus. Details are available on Verizon’s support pages, here and here. (Via Android Police)
Update, May 9: Joining Canadian carrier Telus and rival T-Mobile, AT&T has now started rolling out the red tint update for the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. For the most part, this should be identical to the updates released on other carriers and will include a few other bug fixes and general performance tweaks as well. Once updated, you can go to Settings>Display>Screen Mode and find the color balance slider that helps you eliminate the red tint error for good.
If you haven’t received the update for your AT&T Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus yet? Don’t fret, it can take days (or sometimes longer) for these types of updates to rollout to all users on the network.
Update, May 8: The next destination in the global rollout of the infamous red tint patch is Canada. Telus officially announced it would send out the update to all Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus units on its network and Bell users are reportedly getting it as well.
Original post, May 2: As you may have heard, some Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus units have red tints around the screen. Even though Samsung said that this is just a matter of color calibration that can be adjusted manually, the company announced it would release an update that will allow users to fix the problem with additional color optimization settings.
The update, which has already been released in South Korea, Europe, and India, is now available to T-Mobile users in the US. According to multiple reports on Reddit, it weighs in at 138.43 MB and in addition to the color optimization settings, it also includes stability and performance improvements.
Users are reporting that they were able to get rid of the red tint with the help of the new update, which is great news. Your mileage may vary. We still think the tint shouldn’t be present on the Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus in the first place, despite Samsung claiming that it’s just a “natural variation” in displays. Nobody wants to spend a small fortune on a flagship device, turn it on, and then see that the screen is a bit reddish, right?
If you want to get rid of the red tint on your Galaxy S8’s screen, check to see if you have already received the update. Just make sure you’re connected to a Wi-Fi network before you tap on the download button.
Have you received the update for your Galaxy S8 or S8 Plus device? Did it fix the problem? Let us know in the comment section below.