Designing devices is not easy, and creating a unique one is daunting. Samsung was one of the few companies not hit by the monobrow epidemic. The company was stoic and did not become like a lot of Chinese companies who offered a notch in their devices. But in the end, Samsung surrendered, falling under the “charm” of the notch.
Back in October, renders of the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra were leaked to the network, which indicated that the tablet received a notch like the iPhone. If someone thought that Samsung could not decide on such a design move, then they will be disappointed. Renowned network insider Evan Blass has posted renders of the Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra, Galaxy Tab S8 Plus and the standard Galaxy Tab S8. And the Ultra version really got a small notch.
Given the authority of Evan Blass and the number of his leaks, we can say that almost 100% of the tablets will look like this. Galaxy Tab S8 Ultra will really please with a notch. The tablet itself is known to offer a 14.6-inch display and stylus support.
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If we talk about the Galaxy Tab S8 Plus, then it is credited with a 12.4-inch OLED panel with a refresh rate of 120 Hz and a dual rear camera. The estimated release time for the Galaxy Tab S8 series is the first quarter of next year.
Samsung retains second place in the tablet market in the third quarter
In the third quarter, global tablet shipments were down 15% year-on-year. According to analysts at the Canalys agency, this applies to sales of any tablet computer in all regions of the world; with the exception of the Asia-Pacific. Although the first place in terms of sales is occupied by Apple and Samsung shipments have dropped markedly; the Korean company is still among the leaders.
Samsung remains in second place. In three months, it delivered 7.2 million tablets; in total, 37.7 million tablets were sold worldwide in the third quarter. At the same time, in the corresponding period of last year, 9.03 million Samsung tablets were sold in the world.
In Europe, the Middle East and Africa, tablet shipments, including mini-laptops and Chromebooks, fell 27%, in mainland China 14%, North America 24% and Latin America 1%. At the same time, in the Asia-Pacific region, they soared by 23%.
When looking at the tablet market, Samsung came in second with 19.1%, followed by Apple with 40.4% of sales. In the top five, we also have Lenovo, Amazon and Huawei; the latter account for 11.3%, 7.4% and 6.6%, respectively (in quantitative terms).
At the same time, Samsung barely managed to enter the top five computer manufacturers (including tablets); according to this indicator, it took only the fifth place after Lenovo, Apple, HP and Dell.