Earlier this week, Samsung launched Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 at IFA 2013 in Berlin. The device is expected to launch in over 140 countries by the end of this month. Now, a new report from Digitimes claims that Samsung is expected to sell around 400,000 to 600,000 units a month, citing industry sources.
According to Digitimes, 7-inch models are far more popular and counts for 70 percent of the total tablet shipments. In addition, the sales of Samsung 10.1-inch tablets have been disappointing in the past which made the vendor reduce its supply of components, according to unnamed sources.
Since 7-inch models are the mainstream of the tablet market accounting for 70% of global shipments, and Apple is set to ship its new 9.7-inch iPad in the near future, Samsung’s Galaxy Note 10.1 is unlikely to achieve strong sales and is mainly meant to defend Samsung’s market share in that segment, the sources noted.
Samsung Galaxy Note 3 features a 10.1-inch display sporting a resolution of 2560 x 1600, 3GB RAM, 8MP back camera with a 2MP front camera, S Pen, a massive 8,220 mAh battery and runs Android 4.3 Jelly Bean on top of it. The device is powered by Snapdragon 800 chipset clocked at 2.3GHz for the LTE version or Exynos 5 Octa with a clock speed of 1.9GHz for 3G. Currently, there is no news of which market will get the Exynos version.
The most important piece of the puzzle will be the price of the device. Samsung didn’t mention exact pricing of Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1, but it will play a very important role in terms of sales. If Samsung launches the device with a competitive price, I think Samsung would be able to sell more than the above-mentioned numbers. What do you people think?
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