Samsung scores big profit gain in phones with leaner, sooner approach

The Galaxy S7 was released on March 11, a month sooner than the Galaxy S6 was launched last year.

KENTARO OGURA, Nikkei staff writer

SEOUL -- Samsung Electronics' smartphone business has gotten a second wind as the Apple rival has changed its game to stay profitable in a tough market.The South Korean manufacturer on Thursday reported a third straight quarter of year-on-year growth in its information technology and mobile communi...