The red tint display issue stems from a white color imbalance, and incredibly noticeable when put next to a phone with a normal display.
On the heels of the Note 7 disaster, Samsung is very aware it’s on a tight leash with consumers, and its responding in kind to the red tint issue. In a direct statement to the The Wall Street Journal, it stated the issue isn’t hardware related, nor a problem every S8 user will encounter. But in case owners are unsatisfied with the update, Samsung will replace the device.
There’s still no word on when owners outside of Korea can expect the update. If the update needs to pass through carriers, this may delay it even more. Once Samsung pushes the update, we’ll be sure to pass along the news.