(NEW YORK) — Samsung Electronics had a record-breaking second quarter. The world’s largest maker of memory chips, cell phones and flat-screen panels and televisions reports quarterly profits surged 80 percent.
Brisk demand for the high-end mobile phones helped Samsung offset a weaker profit growth in its semiconductor and other consumer electronics businesses. Samsung began selling the latest version of the Galaxy Smartphone six weeks ago, trying to get a head start before Apple announces a new iPhone.
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