Samsung reportedly reduces orders for 10.1-inch tablet components

There was a time when the iPad was the only tablet worth spending your money on, and Samsung (and other manufacturers) naturally followed with their own takes on the 10-inch tablet. They weren’t too successful, but the real blow came when Google launched the Nexus 7, which created a whole new 7-inch tablet market that saw demand for 10-inch tablets go lower and lower, prompting even Apple to launch a smaller iPad (which, as Apple loves to tell us, is not a crowd follower and is awesome at 7.8-inches.)

Now, it seems Samsung is finally understanding that 10-inch tablets aren’t something consumers are looking for, and has reportedly reduced orders for components used in tablets of that size.

Samsung Electronics has reduced orders for components used in 10.1-inch tablets, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers, because 10.1-inch tablet sales have been far below expectations due to strong competition from 7-inch models.

While 10-inch tablets have their uses, the convenience and portability of 7-inchers is something that has made them immensely popular, and it looks like Samsung might begin to reduce the number of products based on the unwanted screen size (not that there are many, but we might never see a Galaxy Note 10.1 II, though that Note 8.0 is still an option for those wanting an S Pen-toting tablet).

Well, there’s still that 12.2-inch tablet Samsung (and Apple) is working on so they’ve not completely learnt their lesson, but hey, I’m sure there are people out there that want to lug around such gigantic tablets.


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3 years 7 months ago

Most Note users feel that they have no more use case for an additional larger tablet, that’s for Samsung to ponder. That’s actually good news in a way. Also trying to butter the behind of users w/ similarly specced Exynos models just w/ diff scr sizes won’t help the cause. 1st time buyers you can fool, seasoned upgraders? Not so much…

3 years 7 months ago

10 or 12 inch tablets will find their niche for at home, just like the 17″ laptops did. However, in the end, this niche will be eaten up by windows 9 tablets

3 years 7 months ago

The real 10 inch tablet from samsung worth buying was note 10.1 but many people didnt buy it because of low screen resolution. 1280×800 for a 10 inch tablet is way from outdated! If note 10.1 had an screen like nexus 10 i would definitely buy it. Most people dont see 7 inches as tablets anymore these days!

3 years 7 months ago

BINGO! Insane overpricing, crap under the hood, still no full HD resolution with the exception of the Nexus 10. Even with Nexus 10, what’s really out there to support using 2560 x 1600 res? Nothing!

3 years 7 months ago

i think the real problem it’s not the size because 10.1 inches are very useful. The problem is that Tab 3 10,1 and 8 are outdated, dual core devices with poor screen resolution…and of course too expensive compared to Nexus 7 and chineses, products offering basically the same than Samsung at a half of the price.

Let’s be realistic , spend 400 dollars for a Note 8 ??? really?? when a Nexus FHD costs just 200 ???

3 years 7 months ago

“Portability” isn’t the only reason why people buy smaller tablets, price has a lot to do with it too.

3 years 7 months ago

Tab 10.1, Tab 2 10.1, Tab 3 10.1, Nexus 10.1

3 years 7 months ago

There’s Note 10.1 too

3 years 7 months ago

Samsung has no 10.1 Tablets, except the outdated ones.