Over at Nokia’s support forums, a statement has been put up regarding the much reported purple tint issue on the the 808 PureView’s display. In fact our very own unit initially faced this problem before being replaced. The screen sporadically takes a very prominent purple tint when exposed to bright sunlight or in a very dark room.
Nokia says that it has identified the root cause of the problem and will be rolling out a software update to fix it. In addition, it is recommended that users change the brightness to maximum under display settings. This is a pretty sure shot way of ensuring that you do not have to face the purple tint though it does result in a slightly lower battery life. Nokia’s statement is embedded below :
Short-time purple discolourations (purple tint) on the display can be seen in the type of AMOLED displays used in the Nokia 808 PureView in the following situations:
– In dark room conditions, when the display is automatically adjusted to lower luminance level to maximize dark room readability
– In bright sunlight, when the phone’s display is automatically adjusted to maximum luminance to enable the best possible readability
– If a user wakes up the phone from dimmed mode, a purple tint can be seen as a transition effect when changing the display brightness