Samsung Electronics has reported a 26% jump in profit in the third quarter driven by strong smartphone sales and a recovery in its memory chip business.
It made a net profit of $7.6 billion in the three months to September.
The firm said sales of smartphones, a key driver of its growth, are expected to rise further in coming months.
It said that sales "will gain momentum due to year-end promotions over the holiday season and an improved line-up of mass-market smartphones".
The firm has posted record operating profit in six of the past seven quarters, mainly because of the growth in its smartphone division.
The firm has enjoyed success in both the top-end as well as lower end of the smartphone market, giving it an edge over rivals such as Apple which makes only top-end phones.
Its growth in the sector has seen it become the world's biggest smartphone maker.