Samsung Q2 earnings fail to meet analyst's expectations
Samsung also said that tablet sales in the period, "were sluggish due to a longer replacement cycle than that of smartphones, which is usually between two to three years." In addition, Sammy said that sales of 5 to 6 inch smartphones helped quash some of the demand for 7 to 8 inch tablets.
Samsung did say that it expects the third quarter to show an improvement thanks to "the coming release of its new smartphone lineup," a comment that most likely relates to the expected (but unannounced) Samsung Galaxy F and the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. The company also said that it doesn't expect to lay out that much scratch for marketing in the quarter.
source: Recode via MobileSyrup