This figure also fell short of analyst estimates of 10 trillion won for the quarter, reports Bloomberg, who notes the electronics giant paid out a substantial $700 bn bonus to workers during the three months.
Samsung's mobile division is its biggest profit earner and analysts believe phone sales rose 19%, according to a Bloomberg poll.
The behemoth does not break down mobile sales but Samsung held a 32% share of smartphone market in Q3 selling 80 million devices. Analysts believe Q4 figure was around 91 million.
The Koreans are believed to be launching its flagship Galaxy S5 soon, some are saying they may even pull it out of the bag at CES 2014, taking place in Las Vegas.
However, its not all bad news for Samsung.
Predictions from Gartner, released today, suggest demand for PCs, tablets, mobiles and the new 'ultramobiles' - all areas where Samsung is a big player - will soar by almost 8% percent to reach 2.5 billion units in 2014.
However, demand for Android devices will come mainly from emerging markets, say analysts.
The Galaxy S 4 maker has previously said developing affordable, smartphones for emerging markets as demand for premium phones in developed economies tapers off, predicting a mobile war with low cost Chinese vendors , including ZTE, Huawei.