First pictures of the new Samsung Galaxy S8 have been leaked online

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The first pictures of what is believed to be the new Samsung Galaxy S8 have been posted online.

The images, posted by serial leaker Evan Blass, appear to reveal the majority of features rumoured over the last few months, namely the device looking like a larger version of the Galaxy S7 Edge with no home button.

The image, which was then featured on VentureBeat, shows the larger 6.2 inch display model which is said to boast a new super high res AMOLED screen. Samsung is also expected to release a 5.8 inch display model.

The tech site goes on to say that the Galaxy S8 smartphones will be officially unveiled on March 29.

Samsung’s next flagship smartphones are expected to include new 10-nanometer fabrication methods, which will make the devices 11 percent quicker, 20 percent more energy efficient and 23 percent faster at processing graphics.

The images also reveal a USB-C connection and a headphone jack, scotching previous rumours the Korean tech giant was about to follow Apple’s lead in abandoning the standard headphone socket.

Galaxy S8

Samsung Galaxy S8. Image: Evleaks/Venture Beat

The images would also suggest that the lack of a physical home button has resulted in the fingerprint scanner now being located on the reverse of the device.

Last week it was revealed that Samsung would break tradition with the launch of the Galaxy S8 by not unveiling it at the upcoming Mobile World Congress event which takes place in Barcelona on February 27. The event is normally used by Samsung to launch its Galaxy S smartphone.

However, while Samsung chief Koh Dong-jin said the Galaxy S8 would not be launched at MWC, no official launch date for the device was revealed.

The Galaxy S8 will be the first major smartphone the company has released since the disastrous Galaxy Note 7, which Samsung was forced to discontinue after devices, including some replacement models, started to catch fire.

Earlier this week, Samsung confirmed that faulty batteries with caused some Note 7’s to explode.

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