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    April 25, 2017

    Some Galaxy S8 units are developing red discolouration issues

    Galaxy S8 discoloured

    Certain early adopters of the Samsung Galaxy S8 have complained that the device has developed a red discolouration in its primary display.

    Samsung just can’t seem to catch a break – months after an explosive affair took the ill-fated Samsung Galaxy Note 7 off store shelves, select Galaxy S8 users around the world have begun to complain of a discolouration issue that turns the device’s display a brighter shade of red.

    Read: Hands-on Preview: This is the Samsung Galaxy S8

    While the above image is just for illustrative purposes, users in South Korea have set the issue alight by flooding forums with pictures of their devices, which have somehow developed a reddish tint. Take a look below:

    galaxy s8 discoloured

    Samsung has provided few official comments on why certain Galaxy S8 units have developed a reddish tint, though the company has clarified that users can fix the error by heading into their handset’s Settings menu, to Display, to Screen Mode, and finally, to Colour Balance.

    The error, which is seemingly present on a small number of units, could be a simple firmware glitch, or could be indicative of something slightly more serious.

    Early speculations have posited that certain Galaxy S8 handsets may have faulty chipsets that can cause a malfunction in the device’s GPU, or the unique 18:5:9 aspect ratio found on the S8’s Infinity Display could be to blame should it be unstable.

    While the revelation of a possible fault isn’t great press for Samsung – considering the amount of work the company has put in to redeem itself after the Note 7 debacle – the error isn’t (refreshingly) as a severe one as the Note 7’s explosive battery proved to be.

    Read: Leaked: Is this the refurbished Samsung Galaxy Note 7?

    What are your thoughts? Would the potential for a faulty display put you off purchasing a Galaxy S8? Be sure to let us know your opinion in the comments below!

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