Analysts see Samsung replacing its smartphone chief J.K. Shin this week


Samsung’s mobile phone division has not been raking in the cash lately, and that could be a problem for its leader, J.K. Shin. The executive became the top man on the mobile totem pole in 2011, guiding the company to the number one spot in global smartphone market share. Since Shin took over, the number of smartphones shipped by Sammy has soared from 94.2 million to 2014’s 318.2 million. Revenue more than doubled to 111.8 trillion won last year.

The problems start with the bottom line, which peaked in 2013 at $ 25 trillion won. That was triple the bottom line figure that Samsung had in 2011 …