Samsung Q4 report: strong high-end smartphone sales, decline in the low end

January 31st, 2018   decode   Android 7.1

Samsung posted its Q4 report, showing $61.8 billion earnings and an operating profit of $11.49 billion. That’s a 24% and 73% respective increase over last year’s Q4.

The positive results are spearheaded by profitable display and semiconductor businesses as well as growing high-end smartphone sales. That higher demand for Samsung’s top-tier smartphones was able to offset slowing lower-end phone sales, although Samsung needed to increase its marketing cost to promote said top-tier phones.

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