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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.
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.
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 lost another $192 million on smartphones during Q4 2017, nonetheless reporting all-time high overall annual revenues of $55.4 billion.
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 might be making crazy amounts of money right now, but an "unprecedented crisis inside out" continues to shake up its management.
The iPhone X was always supposed to be lucrative for Apple arch-rival Samsung, but $14 billion may exceed the chaebol's wildest dreams.
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.
Samsung profit numbers exceeded expectations and crushed past records during the year's second quarter, thanks mainly to chips, OLEDs and Galaxy S8s.
Instead of helping LG's smartphone division finally yield a quarterly profit, the G6 contributed to bigger losses and lower overall earnings.
Revenue from Samsung's Note 7-afflicted mobile division predictably declined this beginning of the year, but overall profits were boosted by components.
Memory chips, displays, as well as low and high-end smartphones, have helped Samsung not just neutralize Note 7 losses, but post healthy Q4 2016 profits.
With Samsung at least temporarily out of the smartphone profit picture, China's Huawei, Vivo and OPPO followed Apple in the global Q3 ranks.