Samsung expects to report a more than 30 percent decline in first-quarter profit, but that's better than analysts' forecasts.
The South Korean device maker estimates that its operating profit fell to 5.9 trillion won ($5.4 billion) in the period, compared with 8.49 trillion won a year earlier, according to a post on the company's official blog.
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Meanwhile analysts polled by Thompson Reuters expected Samsung to report profit of 5.3 trillion won for the quarter.
The company's results could see a boost going forward, however, with the release of its new Galaxy S6 phone on Friday.