Galaxy S8s are restarting by themselves

In the days since Samsung released its highly-anticipated Galaxy S8 model, the devices have been plagued with problems, ranging from red-tinged displays to issues with the Bixby home button.

Now, hundreds of users are reporting that their phones are repeatedly restarting by themselves.

Samsung is yet to comment on the issue, or release an update to prevent it from happening.

Hundreds of users are reporting that their Samsung Galaxy S8 devices are repeatedly restarting by themselves

The fault is believed to be the result of the design of the Super AMOLED screens.

Samsung says that the problem can be easily corrected, by switching off automated colour balance and adjusting this manually.

It is not yet clear whether this solution has worked for everyone affected.

While it is common for new phones to require a restart when they’re fresh out of the box, this doesn’t appear to be the cause of the automatic restart problem.

Samsung is yet to comment on the issue.

The restarting issue follows problems reported earlier this week with red-tinged screens, causing Samsung to offer an early software update.

The restarting issue follows problems reported earlier this week with red-tinged screens, causing Samsung to offer an early software update 

‘Samsung…has decided to release a software update starting from this week which will provide consumers with a further enhanced ability to adjust the colour setting to their preference,’ the company said in a statement.

The fault is believed to be the result of the design of the Super AMOLED screens.

They use two types of joint pixels, red-green and blue-green – according to reports in Endgaget.

SAMSUNG DISASTER TIMELINE

August 2, 2016 – Samsung unveils the Galaxy Note 7 at a New York media event. 

August 19, 2016 – Samsung starts Galaxy Note 7 sales in 10 markets including United States and South Korea.

August 24, 2016 – Report of a Note 7 explosion surfaces in South Korea.  

September 2, 2016 – Samsung announces global recall of 2.5 million Note 7 phones, citing faulty batteries.

September 8, 2016 – U.S. Federal Aviation Administration advises passengers to not turn on or charge Note 7 smartphones aboard aircraft or stow them in plane cargo.

September 9, 2016 – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission urges Galaxy Note 7 users to stop using their phone.

September 15, 2016 – U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission formally announces recall of about 1 million Note 7 phones.   

October 6, 2016 – A Southwest Airlines plane in the United States evacuated due to smoke from a Note 7 device on board. 

October 10, 2016 – Samsung says it is adjusting Note 7 shipments for inspections, quality control due to more phones catching fire.

October 11, 2016 – Samsung asks customers to stop using all Note 7 smartphones, halts production, sales and exchanges of the device globally.

April 12, 2017 – Samsung delayed the launch of its Bixby voice assistant with the roll out of the Galaxy S8 

April 18, 2017 – Samsung ships Galaxy S8 to customers in South Korea with faulty screens, which display a peculiar red tinge.

Source credit – Mail Online

Samsung was forced to roll out a software update for its new Galaxy S8 model just days after its release to fix the red tint issue

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