Experts from the analytical company Canalys have summed up the results of the third quarter of 2021 in the Western European tablet market. According to their calculations, from July to October, 6.9 million units of these devices were sold on the indicated market. This is 20% less than in the same period in 2020.
“In the third quarter of 2020, tablets performed exceptional as they filled the gap created by PC shortages. There is now a corrective downturn as the core user base becomes saturated, ”explains Trang Pham, an analyst at Canalys.
Despite the shrinking market, Apple was able to grow sales by 33%, further expanding its lead over other suppliers. At the end of the quarter, Apple’s market share was 45%. The rest of the top five reduced sales on an annualized basis. Particularly noticeable – by 53% – reduced sales of the second-largest company Samsung. In third place, Lenovo cut shipments by 20%, followed by Huawei and Amazon by 48%.
Canalys explain Apple’s success by focusing on the tablet market, continuing to release new models throughout the year to cover more market segments.
Huawei introduced a 65-inch 4K tablet with Windows and Android preinstalled
Huawei has introduced a large 65-inch tablet with legs in China – a novelty called the IdeaHub Board 2 is designed for use in the office. It can be used as an interactive screen when demonstrating a presentation, conducting seminars, etc.
The device is equipped with a 4K screen. Naturally, touch. There is also a powerful built-in audio system. The hardware platform is based on a 4-core processor, the volumes of operational and built-in flash memory are 4 and 32 GB. Interestingly, two operating systems are provided here at once – Android 9 and Windows 10, and you can switch between them at the touch of a button.
What’s more, the device gives you access to the branded IdeaHub app store, which has over 100 apps tailored to fit on such a large display.
IdeaHub Board 2 supports connecting peripherals (mouse or webcam), for which there are USB-C and USB-A ports. The dimensions of the device are 1485 x 92 x 893 mm and the price is $1535.
Xiaomi Pad 5 has an older brother. The Xiaomi Book S 12.4 tablet is also built on an Arm processor, but runs on Windows
Rumors have long attributed to Xiaomi the release of a laptop on a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 single-chip platform and with Windows OS. Today this model is presented officially. True, Xiaomi Book S 12.4 is not a laptop, but still a tablet – an analogue of the Microsoft Surface tablet.
Sales of the tablet in Europe will start today, June 21. The cost is 700 euros, and complete with a cover in which the keyboard is integrated – 800 euros. Those who order the new product between June 21 and 30 will receive the Redmi Buds 3 Pro wireless headphones as a bonus.
As already mentioned, The Xiaomi Book S 12.4 is based on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 8cx Gen 2 single-chip platform. In fact, it is a renamed Snapdragon 855, so despite many differences, Xiaomi Book S 12.4 and Xiaomi Pad 5 are still “brothers” . The amount of RAM was 8 GB, built-in flash memory – 256 GB (there is a slot for microSD cards, media up to 512 GB are supported). The device received a 38.08 Wh battery with support for 65 W fast charging.
As the name suggests, the tablet has a 12.4-inch screen. The IPS matrix is characterized by a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixels, a peak brightness of 500 cd / sq.m and coverage of 100% of the DCI-P3 color space. The screen is protected by tempered glass Gorilla Glass 5.
The front camera of the device is 5-megapixel, the main one is with a sensor with a resolution of 13 megapixels. The tablet runs Windows 11 out of the box. The list of specifications also includes a USB-C port, Wi-Fi 802.11ac adapters and Bluetooth 5.1.
Xiaomi also today introduced the Electric Scooter 4 Pro electric scooter, the Smart Band 7 fitness bracelet and Mi TV A2 TVs in Europe.
2K screen, Qualcomm processor and 4G support: the main characteristics of the Motorola Moto Tab G62 tablet are already known
The American brand Motorola is preparing a new tablet computer Moto Tab G62. The model will receive average characteristics.
The tablet is credited with two modifications with code designations XT2261-1 and XT2261-2. Both will receive screens with a resolution of 2K (2000 × 1200 pixels). Given that the pixel density is 240 DPI, most likely the diagonal will be at the level of 9.7 inches.
Model XT2261-1 will receive a Snapdragon 678 processor and a Wi-Fi wireless network module. The second will be equipped with a Snapdragon 665 chip and a 4G / LTE cellular modem. In both cases, 4 GB of RAM are declared, the amount of permanent memory is not specified.
The tablets will be running the Android 12 operating system. An official announcement is expected soon, but prices are still unknown.
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