Samsung recently said that it expects its profits to increase 53 percent over the first quarter of 2012 when it reports its Q1 2013 earnings. The company expects profits of $7.7 billion (8.5 ~ 8.9 trillion Won) for the quarter, far from a bad report by any means, but it's below the company's record earnings during the fourth quarter of 2012.

As CNET notes, Samsung reported five record breaking quarters in a row, so anything below Q4's $8.3 billion profit will relieve it of that streak. Samsung will post its Q1 2013 earnings on April 26.