Samsung has announced that its tablet segment has witnessed 220 per cent year-on-year growth in the June quarter (Q2 2021) in India. Citing the IDC IDC Worldwide Quarterly Personal Computing Devices tracker, the company claims that it ended the June quarter with 45 per cent market share in the tablet segment. Samsung is reinventing the Android tablet market with its premium Galaxy S Tab and the more affordable Galaxy A Tab series of devices. Its premium offerings include the Galaxy Tab S7, Tab S7+ and Tab S7FE which take on Apple’s highly successful iPad models.
In a press note, samsung said that its tablet has done “extremely well” in the mass (under Rs 20,000), mid (between Rs 20,000 and Rs 40,000), as well as premium (above Rs 40,000) segments. However, the company has not shared the total units shipped in the last quarter, and the India-specific IDC report is unavailable. Globally, Apple led tablet market According to IDC, with its iPad portfolio hitting 31.9 percent market share in Q2 2021. Apple was followed by Samsung, which shipped 8 million tablets in the second quarter of 2021, registering 13.3 percent year-on-year growth, and capturing 19.6 percent market share. Lenovo took third place with 4.7 million units, capturing 11.6 percent of the market, followed by Amazon with 4.3 million units shipped, registering a year-over-year growth of 20.3 percent.
Earlier this month, Samsung fresh Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE tablet comes with Wi-Fi variant. The Samsung Galaxy Tab S7 FE tablet is a toned-down version of the existing Galaxy Tab S7 and comes with a single rear camera. Overall, the specifications and design of the LTE and Wi-Fi variants are similar. The Wi-Fi variant price in India is Rs 41,999 for the 4GB RAM + 64GB variant. The LTE model has a separate 6GB RAM with 128GB internal storage option.