Back in 2016, Samsung was forced to recall the Galaxy note 7 soon after it was launched, as the handset reported many cases of catching fire.

The reasons are yet to be officially confirmed by the company, but tech experts claimed that the South Korean tech giant was trying to fit in a very large battery in a small space, causing power to connect and generate excess heat. It would be bad luck for the same thing happening again in the next Note handset, so Samsung needs to put every possible effort to make a successful Galaxy Note 8.

Samsung releases its S devices in February-March every year and Note devices usually come around August or September during IFA tech conferences held in Berlin.

If Samsung sticks to the same schedule, one can expect to see the next Note around the same time.

Especially, Samsung has completed its ten-year anniversary for the Galaxy series recently, hence, the fanboys are expecting to see something revolutionary. And to add on, the next Apple iPhone is also rumored to launch around the same time, so it has got to be something more than special.

The phablet has already been confirmed by the company in the latest earnings report, Samsung stated in a press release, "The company will aim to improve performance YoY by maximizing sales of the Galaxy S8 and S8 + and successfully launching a new flagship smartphone in the second half." With Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ already getting praised for the dramatic new design and huge 5.8-inch and 6.2-inch displays respectively, here’s what we expect to see in the upcoming Note 8.

Better performance

The Snapdragon 835 has just been announced, so it’s highly possible to see Qualcomm’s latest chip powering the Note 8. It’s highly efficient and less power hungry, this will help to reduce the risk of what happened with Note 7. Further, the big display handset can also come powered by Samsung’s in-house Exynos 8895 chipset, depending on the region.

A massive camera upgrade

While Apple has already debuted the dual-camera feature in iPhone 7 Plus it's highly unlikely to not see the dual camera feature in the Note 8. We also expect a 12MP telephoto lens wide angle paired with 3x optical zoom and a 5MP to 8MP front-facing camera with selfie auto-focus feature.

Curved sides and 4K screens

It's not difficult to predict that Note 8 could come with curved sides. Reports are also in that the Samsung phablet could surprise many with a huge 6.4-inch display along with the pixel-dense 4K screen, which is important when one is using the handset for a Samsung Gear VR experience.

Increased storage

It is also said that Samsung is shaping up its beast for performance as well as storage. While, memory space still being an issue for many users, Samsung is said to add 64GB/128GB of internal memory in the Note 8 and one can expect a memory card slot as well.

Iris Scanner & waterproofing in S Pen

Introduced in Note 7 last year, and included as a software feature in the latest Galaxy S8 and S8+, the unique phone unlocking feature, Iris Scanner is likely to feature in the upcoming Note 8.

Also, the USP of the Note series, the S Pen stylus is surely said to come with surprising features, but the best would be to see Samsung declare the waterproofing function for the S Pen, which was there in Note 7, which means you'll be able to use the stylus even when it's raining.

Price – not lofty

Last but not the least, the price of the Note 8 will be a very important factor. Samsung Galaxy S8 Plus is already priced at $824.99 and Note 7 was launched at $850, hence, the successor S Pen phone is expected to be a bit costlier.

Right now, the Samsung fans can just hope that the company brings a better, safer, and very innovative Galaxy Note 8 to the market this year and makes it all worth it.

Meanwhile, you can enjoy the latest concept video on Samsung Galaxy Note 8 which has hit the web recently and stay tuned to Blasting News for more updates on Samsung's upcoming phablet. Are you excited for Note 8? Let us know in the comments section below.