Samsung Elec says third quarter handset, tablet shipments to rise 10 percent vs second quarter

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Thursday said it expected shipments of handsets and tablets to pick up by about 10 percent in the third quarter from the April-June period. Smartphones will account for around 80 percent of total handset shipments in the July-September quarter, up from the high 70 percent range in the second quarter, Senior Vice President of Investor Relations Robert Yi told analysts in a conference call. (Reporting by Se Young Lee; Editing by Stephen Coates)