There are positive indicators in Samsung's low-end and premium smartphone segments' operating margins, says Macquarie Equities Research's Daniel Kim.
Samsung Electronics said its second-quarter operating profit likely rose 17.4 percent from a year earlier, its highest in more than two years.
Look out for hints in Samsung Electronic's guidance about efficiency and market share gains, says Moor Insights & Strategy's Patrick Moorhead.
CNBC surveyed the sprawling universe of smartphones, and picked out a few gems worthy of mention.
Start-up EsPert has created a thumb-sized circuit board, allowing amateur hobbyists to build their own IoT gadgets at an affordable price.
Asian markets open higher Friday; Nikkei up 0.79 percent as investors digest a slew of economic data out of Japan.
IDC's Kiranjeet Kaur says Samsung is determining whether it should focus on other areas away from its flagship products.
Investors will watching for news about Samsung's investments in high-end screen display and memory technologies, says Bernstein's Mark Newman.
Samsung's launch of superhero-themed smartphones might be a new strategy to win over market share. CNBC's Uptin Saiidi has more.
Here's how a country with a small population, living in an area only a little bigger than Indiana, became a consumer goods powerhouse.
The kickoff of the video game industry's annual E3 trade show in Los Angeles, seems to be emphasizing the transition looming over the gaming industry.
Patrick Finnegan makes nearly six figures as a venture capitalist and consultant. Here are three of his biggest tips.
Legal probes would not stop Huawei from investing heavily in the U.S., according to one of the top executives at the Chinese smartphone giant.
With smartphone sales slumping, archrivals Samsung and Apple are fighting for leadership in the wearables category.
Software maker Microsoft is selling about 1,500 of its patents to Chinese device maker Xiaomi, a rare departure for the U.S. company.
Huawei Technologies on Wednesday said it sued Samsung Electronics claiming infringement of smartphone patents.
Wells Fargo is jumping into the mobile payments game with its new Wells Fargo Wallet.
U.S. stock index futures pointed to a lower open Tuesday, as oil prices gave back much of their initial gains and after inflation data.
Could this be the next hot fitness trend? An exercise bike that lets you work out in virtual reality. Many investors think so.
Sharp, one of Japan's oldest consumer brands, "needs a miracle" to recover from current struggles, Jefferies warned, following a dismal earnings report.