After already taken over its Chinese homeland, the handset maker reports significant growth in India.
A number of flagship phones vied for attention, but the real growth lies with more modest devices and in emerging markets, says market researcher IDC.
The e-commerce giant's stock surges after posting a surprise profit for the second straight quarter.
The South Korean company's sales also should rise, but it didn't give any commentary on the expected results.
Despite warnings from Apple, users continue to alter their iPhones to be more flexible.
The appointment of Dongjin Koh, who oversaw Samsung Pay, may suggest the South Korean electronics giant is redoubling its focus on software and services.
Company reports that its smartphone division also had some trouble in the second quarter as unit shipments fell 3 percent year over year.
Also coming soon: Skylake, the code name for Intel's sixth-generation Core processor aimed at PCs, is slated to drop during the second half of 2015.
The smartphone giant expects second-quarter operating profit to decline 4 percent and miss analysts' expectations.
New twists on the traditional design could catch the fancy of consumers and businesses alike, says market researcher IDC.