Samsung just came out of the Note 7 fiasco and it might have landed in trouble yet again, the culprit being the recently launched Samsung Galaxy S8. Multiple users are reporting that the display panels of their smartphones are showing reddish tint.
According to a report by KoreaHerald, many users are reporting on social media or company’s forums that the reddish tint is permanent in nature as they are not able to correct by going to colour display settings. The report, quoting an industry expert, further highlights that the reddish tint might be caused due colour imbalance after the company used deep red AMOLED to strengthen the red.
For your reference, a normal LCD display panel in a smartphone uses three subpixels namely red, green and blue, while Samsung Galaxy S8’s OLED panel uses two subpixels which are red-green and blue-green. The expert says that this may pose the risk of having a colour balance problem because there are two greens. Therefore, in order to tackle this, Samsung added a deep red OLEDs to balance the colours and the reddish tint might have resulted to due to the new process.
Samsung has acknowledged this problem and has said, “It is not a quality problem and it can be adjusted with the phone itself. If the colour still appears to be reddish, customers can change it at the service centre.”
A reddish tint is nowhere near the Note 7 controversy which led to the global recall, however, a slight malfunction this time around can prove to be a big deal with that past running in the background.
Meanwhile, Samsung has announced that 1 million units of the Galaxy S8 had been sold from April 7 to 16 April. The company will be launching both the devices tomorrow in India and only then we will be able to get the pricing and availability of the upcoming devices. So, stay tuned with us.