Manufacturer optimistic of third quarter successes
Samsung, the world's top technology manufacturer by revenue, reported a record 6.72 trillion won ($5.9 billion) quarterly profit, up 79 percent from the same time last year. Revenue was boosted by $3.65 billion solely from its smartphone sales, as predicted by analysts and Samsung itself. The company reports television sales up from last year, primarily from 3D and LED models. Memory chip and processor sales fell slightly from the same period last year.