Weakness in the South Korean won against the US dollar coupled with strong memory chip sales has boosted the chip maker's profit margins.
The Canalys survey of second-quarter sales released Thursday showed worldwide smartphone sales up 12 percent, with South Korea's Samsung holding its top position with a 19 percent market share.
Under the new arrangement, South Korean giant Samsung will use Google's Wear OS for its upcoming Galaxy smartwatches instead of its own Tizen platform.
Samsung is by far the biggest of the family-controlled conglomerates, or chaebols, that dominate business in South Korea.
Lee Kun-hee was known for his reclusive life, but became even more secluded after being left bedridden by heart attack in 2014.
Lee Jae-yong, 52, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, committed stock manipulation, breach of trust and other offences when two other subsidiaries, Samsung C&T and Cheil Industries, merged in 2015, the prosecutors say.
China's ruling Communist Party is accused of mass detentions, forced labor, forced birth control and other abuses against Muslim minorities in the country's Xinjiang region. China denies the allegations.
Washington has pushed allies to bar Huawei from building next-generation 5G mobile networks, claiming its equipment can be used to spy for Beijing.
The request of an arrest warrant for the heir of South Korean Samsung empire was declined by the court due to lack of sufficient probable cause over the controversial merger, but his retrial on charges of bribery and embezzlement continues.
He served in jail for about one year until February 2018 for a bribery scandal to win support from the former government for a controversial 2015 merger of two Samsung affiliates.
The foldable-glass Galaxy Z Flip, which looks like a large makeup compact folded up and expands to look like most smartphones, features foldable glass and will come in purple, gold and black, executives say
As the death toll from the Chinese epidemic jumped to 80 with those affected worldwide approaching 3,000, analysts say there are growing fears the crisis could become as bad as the SARS outbreak that hammered Asian markets in 2003.
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