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.

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.

Xiaomi limits net profit margin goals, pledges to distribute excess to customers

But the Chinese tech company’s modus operandi has always been to operate on low margins, so unless the IPO enables Xiaomi to grow to great heights, don’t expect much sway here.

Apple captured 86 percent of Q4 2017 smartphone profits, 35 percent came from the iPhone X alone

Apple is the unrivaled world heavyweight champion of smartphone profits, according to the latest Counterpoint Research analysis, with the iPhone X proving particularly lucrative during Q4 2017.

Samsung and LG expect good first quarter figures despite business drags

The two chaebols are expecting to good fiscal quarters this time around and the markets are expecting them to beat their expectations.

Apple settles for uncharacteristically low HomePod profit margins to score volume

If you thought the $349 HomePod was expensive, it turns out Apple spends a lot to make its first-ever smart speaker, which makes profit margins pretty thin.

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.

Samsung will focus on profits starting 2018, setting moderate smartphone sales goal

Samsung probably sold around 320 million smartphones in 2017, and its expectations for 2018 circle that same number as profits become more important than volume.

iPhone X could help Apple break shipment and average selling price records this quarter

Apple is in record-breaking form this year-end quarter, according to IHS Markit research, as the lucrative iPhone X continues to sell like hotcakes.

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.

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.

Samsung could earn over $14 billion through 2019 making iPhone X components

The iPhone X was always supposed to be lucrative for Apple arch-rival Samsung, but $14 billion may exceed the chaebol’s wildest dreams.

Analysts predict two more record-breaking quarters for Samsung this year

Samsung could enjoy three consecutive quarters of record profits this year, with Q3 and Q4 tallies projected at $12.5 billion and $13.6 billion.

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.
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.

Samsung releases final record-crushing Q2 profit numbers, Galaxy S8 and chips deemed top performers

Samsung profit numbers exceeded expectations and crushed past records during the year’s second quarter, thanks mainly to chips, OLEDs and Galaxy S8s.
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.

Everything looks set for Samsung to surpass Intel as number one chipmaker this quarter

Intel can probably kiss that 24 year-old chipmaking crown goodbye already, as Samsung moves closer and closer to taking over control of the market.

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.

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.