Samsung’s second-quarter smartphone shipments are estimated at about 72 million units, almost doubling its archrival Apple’s iPhone shipments of 40.4 million units during the same period.
Shipments of tablet PCs stood at about 6 million units, the company said.
According to its earnings report, Samsung’s second-quarter operating profit surged 18 percent to 8.14 trillion won (US$7.19 billion) on-year on the back of strong sales of its flagship smartphone Galaxy S7 and its Edge variant. Revenue was also up 5 percent to 50.94 trillion won.
By Kim Young-won (firstname.lastname@example.org)