Category : Technology
Shortly after Apple CEO Tim Cook dinner warned workers and buyers that the corporate's subsequent quarterly monetary outcomes will not be rosy, Samsung adopted go well with with the same warning of its personal.
The corporate's working earnings within the fourth quarter of 2018 was 10.eight trillion gained ($9.6 billion), a far cry from the 13.eight trillion gained ($12.three billion) analysts Bloomberg has polled had estimated. Income was 59 trillion gained ($52.three billion), considerably beneath analysts' estimates of 63.6 trillion gained ($56.6 billion).
One cause for these outcomes is decrease demand for reminiscence chips, resulting from worsening relations between U.S. and China in addition to poor gross sales of Apple's iPhone, which makes use of Samsung chips. In response to CNBC, Samsung's smartphone division additionally struggled to attain profitability.
The corporate warned that Q1 2019 earnings will not be stellar, both, although its reminiscence enterprise ought to enhance within the second half of the yr.
Samsung has a number of issues to sit up for, although: Subsequent yr, the corporate ought to lastly launch its first foldable telephone, which could (working phrase: may) stir issues up just a little. Extra importantly, Samsung is about to launch its first 5G telephones subsequent yr, which, along with service adoption, needs to be an extra incentive for purchasers to purchase a brand new Samsung telephone.
With two of the world's prime three smartphone producers struggling, it seems that the smartphone market has matured to the purpose the place just about everybody has a telephone, with much less and fewer folks feeling the necessity to improve on a one or two yr cycle. Ever-increasing flagship costs might need one thing to do with Samsung and Apple's poor outcomes, too. We'll see if these firms change one thing of their technique this yr.