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Samsung sees 56% cut in Q2 profits.

Samsung announced on July 5 that its second quarter profits dropped as much as 56%, according to a report by CNN. The South Korean tech company predicted an operating profit of 6.6 million Korean won ($5.6 billion) for the quarter ended in June, down $12.7 billion from last year. The tech giant's profits have been pummeled during past year by a slump in its memory chip business due to dwindling demand, along with lackluster sales of its flagship phone.

Samsung is the world's top seller of smartphones, and is a major presence in electronics with its manufacture of key components for rival devices. It is currently building on its 5G network equipment market presence.

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Title Annotation:INDUSTRY REPORT
Publication:EE-Evaluation Engineering
Article Type:Financial report
Date:Aug 1, 2019
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