Sharanjit Leyl
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Smartphones boost Samsung profits

South Korean technology giant Samsung says it made record profits in the last three months of 2011 - up more than 70% on the previous year.

That is largely thanks to booming sales of its smartphones.

Samsung overtook Apple in the third quarter as the top maker of smartphones as its Galaxy outsold the iPhone for the first time.

However, they still face some challenges says the BBC's Sharanjit Leyl.

  • 06 Jan 2012