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Samsung will distribute a software update to fix the Galaxy S8’s display issue

by Josh Levenson | April 21, 2017April 21, 2017 6:30 am PST

Samsung will distribute a software update to fix a display issue that some early adopters of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus have been experiencing.

Building on the firm’s initial claim that a display problem experienced on the Galaxy S8 is not hardware-related, the firmware will regulate the handset’s color balance to remove a slight reddish tint.

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Unfortunately, we don’t know exactly when the upgrade will start making the rounds. However, media outlets in South Korea have reason to believe the rollout will commence next week.

Let’s talk about specs

Just in case you missed its announcement (very unlikely, we know), the Galaxy S8 sports a 5.8-inch Infinity Display, an Exynos 8895/Snapdragon 835 processor, a 12MP rear-facing camera, an 8MP selfie shooter and a 3,000mAh battery.

The Galaxy S8 Plus, which is our preferred device, packs almost identical internals, though it has a larger 6.2-inch panel and a 3,500mAh cell.


Josh Levenson

Josh Levenson is an avid technology enthusiast who writes news and the occasional how-to. He's also a self-proclaimed sneakerhead and has been an...