02/03/2017 9:12 AM IST | Updated 02/03/2017 9:40 AM IST

Here Is A Peek At The Samsung Galaxy S8, Which Is To Be Launched On 29 March

Evan Blass posts the first press renders of the phone.

Evan Blass

Samsung announced in its keynote at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona that the flagship Samsung Galaxy S8 will be launched on 29 March. While further details about the highly anticipated Android smartphone have not been made available by Samsung, the first press renders have appeared on the Internet.

Prominent reporter Evan Blass tweeted the image of the upcoming Samsung flagship on Twitter, hours after the Samsung event.

From the renders and other leaked images, it appears that Samsung has finally done away with the fingerprint sensor and the home button at the front of the phone. It is quite possible that the company has developed a stronger IRIS scanner to unlock the phone. The IRIS scanner was first used in the Galaxy Note 7 which was recalled because of its malfunctioning battery.

The Galaxy S8 will be released in two versions, with 5.8 inch and 6.2-inch QHD AMOLED screens. These models could be called Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ respectively. In the US, the S8 is expected to have the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor under the hood, whereas in the rest of the world the phone is likely to run on Samsung's in-house Exynos chip. The phone is expected to have a RAM capacity of 4 GB and 64 GB of internal memory.

The Galaxy S8 will also have a 12 MP rear camera with dual pixel sensor and an 8 MP front camera. The Korean smartphone behemoth will also finally be adopting the USB C standard. The website Mobilefun has even released a video of the phone. The Galaxy S8 is likely to be available for purchase in April.