In this March 24, 2017 photo, a woman walks past a logo of Samsung Electronics in Seoul, South Korea. The figure is higher than the average 9.4 trillion forecast from 18 analysts, according to Reuters.
Meanwhile, Analysts also predicts Samsung will soar up its operating profits to KRW (Korean Won) 50 trillion by the end of this year which is roughly $44 billion.
The heir apparent of Samsung Group, the country's biggest family-controlled conglomerate, is accused of offering tens of millions of US dollars in bribes to Choi, who was branded by prosecutors as a criminal accomplice to the impeached president.
He is due to make his first court appearance today, alongside four other Samsung executives, and could face at least five years in prison if found guilty. The date seen on the phone's lock screen indicates that the pictures were taken Friday, April 7th, and the specs state that it's running a build of Android 7.0 from February 2017 - well after Samsung issued a global recall of the Note 7.
The independent counsel who twice sought to arrest Lee during his 90-day investigation into the corruption scandal that led to impeachment of Park Geun-hye also appeared in court on Friday.
The scandal engulfed Park's administration, prompted millions of South Koreans to regularly protest in the streets and culminated in Park's ousting in March.
Samsung will deliver the official results later this month.
The legal team said the prosecutor's charges against Lee were based on "prejudice and prejudgement" and not backed up by evidence. From the previous quarter, the profit gained 7.38 percent.
The original Note 7 was unveiled in August past year with the troublesome 3,500mAh battery and also carried the Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system.
Samsung has released its Q1 2017 estimates a week after unveiling its 2017 flagship smartphones i.e. the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ at its "Unpacked" event in NY.