In the first part of 2017, Samsung confirmed that it is working on a more efficient and safer Galaxy Note 8. The device could be the company's possible redemption from the total extinction of the Note series after the Note 7 fiasco. While the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8 Plus are now available in the market, consumers now want to hear about the release of the next Note device.

Possible unveiling

On April 22, IFA Executive Director Jens Heithecker has told reporters that he would love to see Samsung Galaxy Note 8 be unveiled during the IFA 2017 in Berlin.

It can be recalled that the South Korean tech giant launched the first ever Note at the IFA in 2011.

The subsequent devices in the Note series namely Note 2, 3, and 4 also debuted in the IFA in the following years. The only Note devices that were not launched at the event were the 5 and 7 given that the company strategically positioned the devices against Apple iPhones.

The Executive Director further shared that IFA event is being covered by many media outlets from all over the world. Moreover, he said that the company would be allotted the biggest presentation slot at the event. The IFA 2017 will happen on September 1 through September 6.

Specs and features

A report just a few days ago from one of the most accurate analysts, Ming-Chi Kuo disclosed that this year, the Samsung Galaxy Note 8 would see several radical changes in design and specs.

Among the information he revealed is that the upcoming device will have a game-changing dual camera feature. The camera according to him will have a 3x optical zoom with 12-megapixel wide angle CIS backing dual photodiode or 2PD. Also, it will have 13-megapixel telephoto CIS with six elements lenses supported with optical image stabilization and dual 6P.

Aside from those interesting camera specifications, Kuo added that the device would most likely match Apple's OLED display. It will still have the 6.4-inch display with 18:5:9 aspect ration. Moreover, the device's resolution would be 1440 x 2960 on native QHD plus. Furthermore, it will run on Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 chipset or Exynos 835 depending on the regions it will be released.

While there were previous reports of 4K resolution, the possibility of such feature is slim. Although it is good for Virtual Reality feature, a resolution that massive will just consume much battery, which is contrasting to what the company intends the upcoming Samsung Galaxy Note 8 to be. The upcoming device is expected to be released in the fourth quarter of 2017.