Samsung Galaxy S8, S8+ red tinted screens trigger consumer alert

Rodiano Bonacci
Aprile 21, 2017

Samsung recently unveiled its new flagship Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus devices and as much fanfare it has received for its bezel-less design and top of the line specs, the Bixby button on the device has garnered a bad reputation as it cannot be remapped.

The tally compares with preorders for 200,000 units for its predecessor, the Galaxy S7, over a week, and 400,000 for the ill-fated Galaxy Note 7 over 13 days. The retailer just announced that prospective buyers will have the option of pre-ordering both the Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus starting tomorrow, April 19 at 12 PM local time; however pricing details haven't been disclosed yet. Of note, no previous Samsung smartphone has ever reached 1 million preorders in South Korea.

You've probably already guessed that we're quite fond of the display on the Galaxy S8.

The better-than-expected preorders raise hopes that Samsung's new flagship may sell more than 40 million copies. The high-profile incident hurt the company's image. The company advises S8 owners experiencing the reddish tint to adjust the display settings on the phone. To resolve the display's color imbalance issue, Galaxy smartphone developers intentionally strengthened the "deep red", sources say. For whatever reason, Samsung had scrapped the idea of fitting a dual-camera on the Galaxy S8 series, and, sure enough when the phones did launch in late March there were only single-sensor camera setups to be found. Samsung is counting onto this smartphone in order to come out of the Note 7 fiasco from a year ago. Samsung's latest flagships have already been released in South Korea, and most carriers in the U.S. and Canada have started shipping all pre-ordered devices.

At the moment, Samsung is still holding off the release of the voice-controlled Bixby feature based on the statement given to The Verge.

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