Galaxy S8 update to fix red tint
Samsung releases update to fix red tint issue on Galaxy S8 and S8 Getty Images/JUNG Yeon-Je

Samsung is rolling out an update for Galaxy S8 and S8+ users who are experiencing red-tinted screen issue.

The update brings software build versions G950NKSU1AQDG and G950NKSU1AQDG for Galaxy S8 and S8+ respectively, with an option to adjust the screen colour temperature.

The update incorporates an additional setting in the Adaptive Display screen, where users can adjust the full screen colour balance according to their choice.

There is also a new option called full screen colour balance under the Screen Mode menu to adjust the colours at the edges of the display to change the appearance of white tones on the Galaxy S8 and S8+. You can adjust the colour balance in Adaptive Display mode. The adjustment won't be applied when the blue light filter option is on.

The update is currently rolling out for users in Korea, reports Sammobile and would be available for other markets later.

You can grab the update manually by going to the home screen and then tap Apps. Tap Settings, then System updates. Tap Check for system updates. If the update is available, tap Download Now and then tap Install Now.

Prior to the global rollout on the 21 April, some users in South Korea, who have already received their pre-orders complained that the display panel was showing a visible reddish tint that did not improve even after correcting the colour settings.

Samsung then denied it was a quality problem and said it could be adjusted with the phone itself. It then promised to release a software update soon to address the issue.

Earlier this month, DisplayMate Technologies said the S8's display has the "best-performing smartphone display that we have ever tested".