Samsung blames OLED technology for Galaxy S8 displays with red tint

Turns out, getting the Samsung Galaxy S8's Infinity display replaced is quite expensive as well.


We are still in the process of reviewing the Samsung Galaxy S8, and we are fans of the Infinity display that Samsung went with for its flagship smartphone this year. While our unit seems fine, early adopters who have received the first batch of smartphones are seeing red, literally.

The displays on some units showcase a red-tint while others look normal or balanced. Samsung in a press conference said that the red-tint appears due to the nature of the display and there's little that can be done to control it.

At the press conference, Samsung also highlighted the fact that it inspects every single Galaxy S8 unit and that it is pretty confident about the quality of its products. At the same conference, an official shed more light on the recent red tint issue with the displays saying, "Due to the nature of Super AMOLED displays, there can be natural differences in color. Users can optimize the color depending on their preferences."

In a previous report, it was made clear that Samsung would roll out software updates for the Galaxy S8 and S8+ units. The software update would allow users to adjust the colour settings to their preferences. Samsung also said that if owners were not happy with the results, they could get their units replaced.

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Replacing a damaged Infinity display upon damage will be a pricey affair. Andorid.com.pl reported that a broken display will set owners back by a good 250 euros (roughly Rs 18,000). Featuring an all glass body means that owners will have to be careful as even the Gorilla Glass 5 laden back and front screen could easily shatter. Of course, you could just buy one of the many cases that Samsung launched along with the S8 this year.

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