Samsung sells 40 million tablets in 2013
At its Analyst Day in November, Samsung revealed that it was expecting to sell more than 40 million tablets in 2013, and now, according to company insiders, the Korean manufacturer has managed to pass the 40 million sales target, with 12 million sales having been made in the last three months of this year. The launch of the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition reportedly helped the increase in tablet sales, and the numerous discounts during the holiday season probably factored in as well (especially for the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, which was basically handed out for free by many retailers.)
40 million is a huge figure, but Samsung is looking to go even further in the coming year, with a target of around 100 million tablet shipments. A lot of new tablet products are on the cards, including a Lite version of the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0, 8.4-inch and 10.1-inch Galaxy Tabs, and the 12.2-inch Galaxy Note Pro – there’s no telling whether any of these new tablets will make an impact on the market, but with the right amount of marketing and the right pricing, the 100 million shipment target might not be too hard to meet for the world’s largest mobile manufacturer.