Samsung is in a tough spot: although it continues to sell more phones than any other vendor, low-end devices are dominating the charts
, displacing high-margin smartphones and tablets. According to Barrons
, Jefferies & Co. analyst Hyunwoo Doh has lowered his operating profit estimate for Samsung
in Q4 2013 “to reflect higher bonus payouts, adjustments to the company’s manufacturing of display panels, and the decline of the U.S. dollar against the Korean Won.” Although Doh believes that Samsung’s consumer electronics division likely performed commendably, his hopes aren’t quite as high for the mobile division.