Samsung Galaxy S9+ review

Samsung’s Q2 profits expected to drop as full-year Galaxy S9 sales forecast shrinks to 30 mil

The Galaxy S9 and S9+ are unlikely to come close to their predecessors’ sales figures, and Samsung’s overall profits will decline as a direct consequence.

HTC made a rare profit during Q1 2018, largely thanks to Google

HTC’s quarterly revenues were down again in the January – March 2018 timeframe, generating an operating loss of around $175 million, but thanks to a recent Google deal, the Taiwanese company actually posted a net profit.

Microsoft had a great March quarter, with Cloud, Surface, Office and LinkedIn revenue on the rise

Pretty much all of Microsoft’s products and services reported substantial year-on-year hikes in January – March 2018 revenue, from Surface hardware to Xbox software.

LG didn’t lose that much money on phones in Q1 2018, ‘positive results’ expected from G7 ThinQ

LG Electronics had a great overall first quarter of the year, generating profits of over $1 billion. The chaebol’s mobile division lost money once again, but the G7 ThinQ might be a winner.
Samsung Galaxy S9+ review

Samsung breaks quarterly profit records yet again, mostly thanks to chips and high-end phones

Samsung made more money between January and March 2018 than ever before, specifically around $14.5 billion in operating profit, but no thanks to the iPhone X.

HTC lost a whopping $330 million during Q4 2017, with flat revenues compared to Q3

It no longer comes as a big surprise that HTC isn’t capable of making money, losing more than ever over a three-month period that’s generally very lucrative for tech manufacturers.

HTC hits rock bottom, reporting modest $89 million or so February 2018 revenues

There truly is no end in sight to HTC’s financial misery, which has further deepened in February 2018, with a new record set for low monthly earnings.

HTC will get a financial boost from Google soon, but until then, monthly revenues are down

Before it can return to quarterly profitability with Google’s help, HTC’s monthly income scores are still shrinking, and new Vive headsets will probably not help that much.

Sony’s mobile numbers continue to drop ahead of major management restructuring

Sony will have a new CEO, CFO and mobile business skipper starting April 1, reporting astounding overall financial results for fiscal Q3 2017, but once again losing on smartphones.

LG Electronics boasts record full-year 2017 revenues, ‘narrowed’ Q4 smartphone losses

LG lost another $192 million on smartphones during Q4 2017, nonetheless reporting all-time high overall annual revenues of $55.4 billion.

HTC looks doomed to end 2017 with lower revenue than 2016 after October result

If it wasn’t abundantly clear, October revenue confirms 2017 has been a bad year for HTC following half a decade already of constant financial decline.

Samsung Electronics appoints three new co-CEOs, announces full record-setting Q3 2017 results

Samsung Electronics is keen to avoid a leadership “vacuum” with a younger new generation of managers while making even more money during Q3 than Q2 2017.
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Samsung Electronics loses its CEO on the same day that another record quarter is forecasted

Samsung Electronics might be making crazy amounts of money right now, but an “unprecedented crisis inside out” continues to shake up its management.

LG probably made more money during Q3 2017 than last year, no thanks to smartphones

LG’s mobile division is expected to post its tenth consecutive quarter loss for the July – September 2017 timeframe, despite solid overall company profits.

Lenovo touts 11 million smartphone shipments for the last quarter, 3 million Moto Z sales within a year

Lenovo is still hoping for mobile industry relevance after selling a total of 11 million own-brand and Motorola smartphones between April and June 2017.
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Moderately successful HTC U11 wasn’t enough to return company to profitability during Q2

Despite relatively strong HTC U11 sales, the company’s overall Q2 2017 financial report doesn’t look so hot, with a quarterly loss of USD 72 million.

Apple reports strong Q3 revenue growth on steady iPhones, surging iPads, record services

Total Apple revenue was on the rise this past quarter compared to last year, and it’s all thanks to “services.” And iPads. And of course, iPhones.
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‘Full-screen’ Huawei Mate 10 billed as ‘more powerful’ than iPhone 8 after H1 2017 financial report

Huawei reported decent year-on-year H1 2017 revenue growth, but the best may be yet to come, starting with a spectacular “full-screen” Mate 10 this fall.
LG G6 review

‘Weaker than expected’ LG G6 had a ‘challenging’ quarter, but the company still made a little money

As attractive as we found it, the LG G6 simply didn’t sell well during Q2 2017. But the company’s home appliances and TVs were profitable enough.
LG G6 review

LG predicts shrinking overall Q2 profits, high G6 marketing costs likely to cause massive division loss

Instead of helping LG’s smartphone division finally yield a quarterly profit, the G6 contributed to bigger losses and lower overall earnings.

Samsung probably made more money than ever in Q2 2017, even more than Apple

Thanks to the beloved Galaxy S8 duo, but more importantly memory chips and OLED screens, Samsung expects to post record profit numbers this Q2.

Fitbit beats Q1 revenue expectations, CEO insists first smartwatch is ‘on track’

Compared to the first three months of 2016, Fitbit’s Q1 2017 wasn’t great. But it wasn’t as bad as analysts predicted, and that smartwatch is coming soon.

Sony sold less than 15 million smartphones in the past year, actually pulling off a small division profit

Sony has finally found a way to stop its smartphones from bleeding money, but does it even matter anymore?
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LG was this close to making money on smartphones in Q1 2017, posting great overall profits

LG’s full Q1 2017 financial report is uncharacteristically solid, thanks to prosperous home appliance and entertainment products, and not-so-weak phones.
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Samsung nearly beats all-time quarterly profit records before even launching the Galaxy S8

Revenue from Samsung’s Note 7-afflicted mobile division predictably declined this beginning of the year, but overall profits were boosted by components.