The global tablet market experienced a big revival during the pandemic after a long recession. The market grew 19% in 2020 due to the growing demand for large-screen mobile devices driven by telecommuting and learning. Keeping on a growth trajectory, the tablet market grew 53% year over year in the first quarter of 2021, according to the latest report from Counterpoint Research. At the same time, in quarterly terms, it decreased by 22% due to the seasonal factor.
Major tablet makers – Apple and Samsung – ramped up shipments in 2020, aggressively pushing new models. Both companies increased their market shares during the year.
Apple sold 33% more iPads worldwide in 2020 than in 2019 and continued to lead the market in the first quarter of 2021, increasing its share to 37%. Samsung’s share is 20%. The distribution of the market is clearly shown in the diagram:
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.
Earlier it was reported that new Huawei and Honor tablets are ready for release.
New Huawei and Honor tablets ready for release
Two Huawei and Honor tablet PCs have recently passed the 3C certification of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology, with Huizhou Guanghong Technology Co., Ltd. as the manufacturer.
The new Huawei tablet model GOT-W09 comes with a charger with a maximum power of 40W (10V / 4A). Some sources say that this is Huawei MatePad Pro 12.6 2022, which supports fast charging.
The new model of the Honor tablet HEY-W09 comes with a charger with a capacity of not more than 22.5 W (10 V / 2.25 A). Earlier it was reported that a new Honor tablet will hit the market, equipped with the latest MediaTek processor, which is an improved version of Dimensity 9000.
Details about the tablets should appear soon.
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