Technology Samsung shows record profits despite weak demand for mobile OLED

11:56  26 april  2018
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" Despite a difficult business environment, we achieved stable profits in the second quarter through Weak global demand for PC DRAM chips still weighed on Samsung 's push for a recovery, although it Launches of new smartphone products also contributed to continued profitability in OLED panels.

a screenshot of a cellphone© Provided by Engadget With its latest earnings report, Samsung notched its fourth straight quarter showing record operating profits of $14.4 billion. As predicted, that's mostly due to the memory chips it makes that go inside its phones as well as many other devices, but the most notable element of the report might be its warning of slow OLED sales.

Samsung makes the OLED screen fronting Apple's iPhone X, and like other iPhone suppliers, its results imply that shipments and demand have been lower than anticipated. Still, Samsung appears to be expecting a follow-up version in the second half of this year when "OLED panels in the smartphone industry are expected to see a rebound in demand." Apple will report its earnings May 1st, although it doesn't usually provide information on sales of specific iPhone models.

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Samsung is smashing it with record profits , despite a corruption scandal. "The mobile business might be slightly weaker in the third quarter because the second quarter was so strong," said Apple is widely tipped to adopt Samsung 's organic light - emitting diode ( OLED ) display for the next iPhone

Samsung is also a major chip maker, and it reported weak demand for PC RAM, but growth in the server and mobile markets. Show full PR text. Samsung Electronics Announces Earnings for Fourth Quarter in 2012 on 4Q consolidated operating profit reaches 8.84 trillion won on revenues of 56.06

As far as its own devices, sales of the Galaxy S9 family were strong along with unexpectedly high numbers for the outgoing Galaxy S8. That's all while Samsung prepares for its next flagship phone later this year, which should be a new Galaxy Note.

In TVs, sales were slightly down, but we're keeping an eye on updates about the stunning 8K and MicroLED Wall displays shown off at CES. According to the report, those are both still in the works for a launch in the second half of this year.

Galaxy S10 Could Have In-Display Fingerprint Reader .
A new report claims that Samsung has already decided to use an in-display fingerprint scanner for the Galaxy S10.The codename for the Galaxy S10 was first discovered by The Bell. Samsung’s codenames for its flagship phones are used to describe the company’s goals. For example, the Galaxy S8 was codenamed “Dream” because it was Samsung’s dream at the time to surpass Apple. Meanwhile, the Galaxy S9 was codenamed “Star” because Samsung believed it would be the star of 2018. The codename “Beyond” may be implying that Samsung wants to go beyond what Apple and Chinese smartphone makers have to offer.

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