Samsung expected to see smallest profits yet

Samsung Galaxy X foldable battery

SamsungThe report insists the battery will be between 3,000mAh and 6,000mAh in capacity

In fact, Apple should be in a worse place as smartphone sales dry up.

Samsung warned in April that second-quarter profits in its mobile business should decline sequentially.

The Galaxy S9 and Note 9 may be boring, but Samsung has a spectacular year ahead, assuming it does launch its most innovative Android phone ever right alongside the Galaxy S10 and Note 10 in 2019.

"It is going to be tough".

Recent reports have said the Galaxy S10 might come in three different sizes, with the largest one possibly sporting a triple camera setup at the back.

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Samsung shares are down about 12 percent this year on concerns over slowing profit growth and a lack of technological innovation to drive smartphone sales. Now, noted leaker Ice Universe claims those dates have been reversed, meaning the X will arrive at CES in January and the S10 will arrive at MWC in February - much like the Galaxy S9 did this year.

Samsung has since acknowledged its plan to expand its smartphone portfolio.

These estimated numbers fall short of the Q1 2018 results when sales were 60.56 trillion won ($56.2 billion USD) and operating profit was an all-time record, reaching 15.64 trillion won ($14.5 billion USD). That honor went to the cheaper iPhone 8, which according to new data from Counterpoint Research, beat its $1000 cousin and the Galaxy S9 Plus to become the world's best-selling smartphone during the month.

"Overall, third-quarter profit will be stronger than the second quarter as Samsung will perform better in the semiconductor and display businesses", Song Myung-sup, an analyst at HI Investment & Securities, said.

Other reported features include a 470 mAh battery, blood pressure measurement, and a PLP package that'll allow for smaller components inside the watch.

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