By Jonathan Davies

Samsung is likely to miss its earnings forecast for the second quarter, the tech giant has said.

The world's largest smartphone manufacturer said operating profit for the second quarter is likely to fall 4% from last year to 6.9 trillion won ($6.13bn; £3.9bn), compared with forecasts of 7.2tn won.

Sales are also set to miss expectations. Samsung had forecasts sales of 53tn won, but admitted actual figures are likely to be around 48tn won.

Market experts say Samsung has been hit by slow sales of its flagship Galaxy S6 phone during the quarter, caused by supply shortages.

But the tech giant says the shortage has been resolved and now expects sales of the S6 to break sales records.