Samsung may owe Huawei a big thank you.
Analysts predict the South Korean chipmaker will post a surge in profits on Thursday (October 9).
They predict the quarterly results will see a 35% jump on the year to just over 9 billion dollars.
And that’s despite a muted market for semiconductors.
Huawei though is thought to have placed huge orders for chips ahead of Washington’s latest sanctions.
It’s said to have been building stockpiles before the measures stopped it using chips made with U.S. technology.
Last month Samsung’s U.S. rival Micron Technology beat forecasts, with analysts again citing Huawei stockpiling.
Now Samsung’s own smartphone sales are also seen rebounding from a slump in the first half.
Third-quarter handset shipments are forecast to jump 48% to 80 million.
Earnings from television sets and home appliances are also seen on the up as Samsung sold more gadgets online and cut operating costs.
Display screens may be one darker spot though, with shipments seen hit by the later-than-expected launch of Apple’s latest iPhones.