Samsung tablet shipments down almost 20 percent in Q3
Low-cost devices are slowly taking over the worldwide tablet market, shows the latest report by IDC. According to their Worldwide Quarterly Tablet Tracker, "Low-cost (sub-$200) detachables also reached an all-time high as vendors like RCA flooded the market." For Samsung, unfortunately, the tablet sales are going down, although the company managed to keep its second place, coming over 6 percent behind Apple.
These are the top five tablet vendors and the numbers for the third quarter (3Q16 unit shipments in millions, 3Q16 market share, 3Q15 unit shipments in millions, 3Q15 market share, year-over-year growth):
- Apple - 9.3, 21.5 percent, 9.9, 19.6 percent, 6.2 percent fall
- Samsung - 6.5, 15.1 percent, 8.1, 16 percent, 19.3 percent fall
- Amazon - 3.1, 7.3 percent, 0.8, 1.5 percent, 319.9 percent increase
- Lenovo - 2.7, 6.3 percent, 3.1, 6 percent, 10.8 percent drop
- Huawei - 2.4, 5.6 percent, 1.9, 3.7 percent, 28.4 percent increase
Amazon and Huawei are the winners of the quarter, both with impressive numbers. Overall, the market has dropped by almost 15 percent, from 50.5 million units shipped in the third quarter of 2015, to just 43 million in the same period of this year.