On the other hand, the company's operating profit is reported to be KRW 14.87 trillion.
For the quarter it made a net profit of KRW11.04 tr (£7.5bn), down from KRW 11.05 tr (£7.5bn) a year earlier.
Both models include a microSD card slot, though, so you'll always be able to add more storage if you need it. Samsung plans to sell Wi-Fi-only models as well as LTE variants for Verizon, Sprint, and U.S. Cellular.
The local currency's weakness to its major peers, except the greenback, negatively influenced a net 400 billion won (358 million US dollars) worth of operating profit compared with the prior quarter.
The chip unit posted a record 11.6 trillion won operating profit in the second quarter, up 45 percent from a year ago and almost 80 percent of its total operating income. This is slightly lower than the profits recorded in the first quarter of 2018 but nearly on par with Samsung's earnings in Q2 2017. While the NAND cycle has reversed, with the market veering towards oversupply, Samsung indicated that it was seeing higher memory content for devices (8TB server SSDs and 128GB mobile storage modules).
The display panel business recorded an operating profit of 140 billion won (125 million USA dollars) on revenue of 5.67 trillion won (5.07 billion US dollars).
Although the company's semiconductor business achieved record high operating profits of 11.6 trillion won, the earnings were lower than expected, with market forecasts averaging 12 trillion won.
Samsung has posted its financial results for the second quarter of 2018.
But total sales fell 4.1 percent year-on-year to 58.48 trillion won, with the company's consumer electronics and mobile businesses suffering. Instead, the smartphone's release is slated to disrupt the sales of the upcoming iPhone X Plus, at least in the short term anyway, Forbes reported. While Samsung is the largest DRAM manufacturer, it has also been benefiting from a favorable product mix, with higher sales of high-density and high-bandwidth products.
Competition on the market is fierce at the moment and one of the biggest rivals of the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is expected to be Huawei's Note 10, released under its Honor brand. "Profit growth is likely to be minimal considering slowing demand and intensifying competition". To make matters worse, Chinese panel makers have been flooding the market with cheaper flat screens, hurting Samsung's earnings.
It brought the total spent in the first half to 16.6 trillion won (14.8 billion US dollars).