The Galaxy Note 8 was launched on August 23 in a grand Unpacked event in New York. Samsung is expected to ship the handsets on September 15, but the phablet is already available for people to pre-order. Recently DJ Koh, Samsung's mobile chief, sat down for an interview with the Investor and revealed what his expectations are from the Galaxy Note 8 sales. Koh revealed he hopes that the latest phablet will sell more than 11 million units worldwide.

Why 11 million units?

The previous working phablet from Samsung was the Galaxy Note 5. It was quite popular with people and around 11 million units of the device sold across the globe.

DJ Koh said that he wants the new device to outsell the Galaxy Note 5. He also revealed his expectations of the sales of the Galaxy S8 flagship. Koh mentioned that he would want the Galaxy S8 to achieve 48 million units to be sold worldwide. The Galaxy S8 has already sold 15 percent more than the Galaxy S7.

However, the greater sales of the phablet are more important for the company, due to the failure of the phablet launched last year. If the new phone becomes popular and lots of people purchase the smartphone, Samsung will likely feel redeemed for the debacle in 2016. Users will also hope to avoid encountering similar battery issues that plagued the Galaxy Note 7 last year, in this year's phablet. Although Samsung assures this time around they have a completely safe battery, many people will likely wait until reviewers and critics give their opinion about the handset to ensure that the device is safe for use.

Specs of the latest Samsung phablet

The high-end phablet from Samsung will sport a 6.3-inch Quad HD+ Super AMOLED Infinite display. It will have minimal bezels, similar to the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ handsets launched earlier in the year. The phablet will be powered by the Snapdragon 835 chipset and will come with 6 GB of RAM along with 64 GB/128 GB/256 GB storage variants.

The handset will also come with the first dual camera module in a Samsung smartphone. Two 12-megapixel cameras will be fitted on the handset. One will be able to take pictures in monochrome while the other will be a telephoto lens. An 8-megapixel front facing sensor is also present on the phablet. The Galaxy Note 8 will run on the Android 7.1.1 Nougat at launch, but an Android Oreo update will likely arrive soon. The unlocked variant of the device starts at prices of $930, while carrier locked variants carry slightly higher price tags.