Samsung Electronics has published interim financial figures for the first quarter of 2013. This guidance is usually issued a few weeks ahead of the formal results.
Consolidated sales were approximately 52 trillion Korean won (£29.7 billion), while consolidated operating profit was approximately 8.7 trillion Korean won (£5 billion).
That’s slightly down on the previous quarter but shows profits up almost 53% from the same quarter last year.
The latest Samsung flagship smartphone - the Galaxy S4 - goes on sale later this month.
[Samsung investor relations]