Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were widely praised for their AMOLED edge-to-edge display. However, within a week of its release in South Korea, owners complained of a red tint covering the display of their phones. Although Samsung maintained that the issue was not related to the flagship’s internal hardware but was a mere software glitch, the OEM still rolled out an update to eradicate the red tint issue to avoid another product failure similar to Galaxy Note 7.

Red tint update comes to T-Mobile

The update which was released previously in Europe, India, and South Korea has now made its way to the smartphone’s users on T-Mobile network in the United States.

According to many Reddit users, the T-Mobile red tint update for Galaxy S8 series weighs 138.43 MB. Other than incorporating additional settings for color optimization, the update also enhances the performance of the flagship smartphone duo.

At the time of writing, the update received positive feedback from users. Most of the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners are reporting that the update works in resolving the red tint from the screen of the flagship handsets. The devices were released in U.S. markets on April 21, whereas they hit the retail shops in home country South Korea and nearby regions on April 17.

Samsung’s initial response to the red tint on display

Initially, the issue of the red tint surfaced online when a number of Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ owners started enquiring about the problem online in South Korea.

They resorted to online communities and search engines in hopes of getting an effective solution to get rid of the tint on the handset’s Infinity Display. Samsung in its initial response stated that the problem could be fixed by changing the color settings of the display. However, even Samsung’s own advice failed to eradicate the problem from the newly-launched flagships.

Given the disastrous experience Samsung had in 2016 regarding the recall and subsequent ban of its Galaxy Note 7, it seemed liked the OEM was trying to avoid negative publicity at all costs. Thus, in a bid to placate its consumers, the company rolled out the update, even though it deemed it unnecessary.

When will T-Mobile users get the update?

The update is an over the air one and will make its way in phases to owners of the T-Mobile variant of the device. It is likely that users of the two smartphones will get an alert in the coming days.