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The reason why Samsung hopes the iPhone X is a success

$110

Samsung make an estimated $110 on each of the 130 million iPhone X expected to be sold over the next 20 months.

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$110

Global smartphone market share

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$110

Samsung’s components unit provides screens and chips to Apple, so the Korean company makes money every time its biggest rival makes a sale.

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$110

Samsung’s components operation represented 35% of the conglomerate’s $195 billion in revenue last year.

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$110

Samsung Electronics annual revenue

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$110

Samsung is expected to earn even more money from parts made for the iPhone X (which will start shipping in November) than for the Galaxy S8 (released in April).

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