Samsung is anticipating a 60 percent profit drop for Q3 2014

By Shawn Knight ยท 8 replies
Oct 7, 2014
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  1. Samsung's third-quarter earnings are going to be weaker than anticipated, the company warned late Monday. In its Q3 guidance, the Korean tech giant forecasted an operating profit of 4.1 trillion won ($3.8 billion) for the quarter ending September 30 which...

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  2. 9Nails

    9Nails TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,215   +177

    There hasn't really been much noticeable change in mobile device technology in the last few years, beyond display size. Battery, processing power, built-in RAM, and overall basic function has been indistinguishable between years. I'm more likely to require a benchmark tool to measure performance than I could spot a better performing mobile device by look or feel. It would lead me to believe that people are keeping their devices longer.
  3. VitalyT

    VitalyT Russ-Puss Posts: 3,601   +1,888

    Much higher DPI, much improved display quality, drammatically improved cameras, much slimmer designs, 10-fold performance, ubiquitous html5 support, etc...

    What are you complaining about? Look outside your window, dude!
    Last edited: Oct 7, 2014
  4. Skidmarksdeluxe

    Skidmarksdeluxe TS Evangelist Posts: 8,645   +3,268

    It's not at all surprising. Smartphones have reached saturation point in mature markets and they can't compete with the Chinese in price in emerging markets, apart from a few extra Mhz, a couple of cores, an extra pixel or two in cameras and larger screens smartphones haven't evolved in years.
    If your phones still getting the job done satisfactorily why throw money at a new one?
  5. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Evangelist Posts: 785   +368

    he is right, all you listed are only menial and minor increases.
  6. Sweed007

    Sweed007 TS Rookie

    Might be minor to you...but my eyes actually hurt when I look at older screens like the sgs3 in comparison to the newer ones.
  7. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Evangelist Posts: 785   +368

    did your eyes hurt looking at it when the S3 was newly released?
  8. Sweed007

    Sweed007 TS Rookie

    Did you think the first black and white 8 inch tv was all you'd ever need or want?
    why did you upgrade? there were only minor improvements to color and resolution
  9. Rippleman

    Rippleman TS Evangelist Posts: 785   +368

    So you upgraded from the 8" black and white to the 8.01" black and white version the next year? I don't see the incentive, sorry.

    I do know what you mean, I do prefer better, but I am just a cheap. I would like an iphone 6 plus, and I know I would love it more then what phones I have at moment. But I wouldn't love it $1000 more. :)
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2014

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