Fourth quarter expected to show lower earnings for Samsung
On a sequential basis, Samsung expects to report a slight gain from the third quarter. Operating profit in that period amounted to $3.7 billion with sales hitting $43.2 billion.
Samsung will announce its final fourth quarter numbers before this month is out. The company has been affected by declining smartphone profits, which has resulted in a forecast decline of 33% in the number of smartphone models that Samsung will offer this year.
source: Samsung via AndroidCentral