Taipei, Thursday, September 3, 2015 13:58 (GMT+8)
mostly cloudy
Taipei
31°C
Digitimes Research: Developments in the tablet market in May
Jim Hsiao, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei [Tuesday 20 May 2014]

Samsung Electronics and Lenovo, both of which have ambitious goals for tablet shipments for 2014, both released new tablets in May 2014. Pricing of the new tablet from Samsung is still far higher than those of its competitors and is expected to impact the Korea-based vendor's shipment performance.

Lenovo released its first 8-inch entry-level tablet and the device's price-performance ratio is also better than those of its tablets from the previous year.

Lenovo was the most aggressive vendor in terms of tablets with phone functions in 2013. In 2014, the top-4 Android tablet brand vendors, including Acer, all invested in the phone-tablet segment. Asustek is trying to expand in China with its entry-level Fonepad 7, while Acer is promoting its tablets with phone functions aggressively in emerging markets.

However, brand vendors are unlikely to achieve rapid growth in the segment, which is mostly being dominated by regional vendors.

As for Windows-based tablets, with Asustek's entry-level T100 successfully turning consumers' attention back to Windows-based detachable tablet devices, Acer has released its new Switch 10 with Acer Snap Hinge design. However, lacking a strong price-performance ratio, the Switch 10 may face pressure from successors of the T100 in the near future, Digitimes Research believes.

Realtime news
  • Commentary: MediaTek-MStar expansion to pose threat to other IC vendors

    Bits + chips | 10min ago

  • IC demand unlikely to pick up until 2Q16, says TSIA chairman

    Before Going to Press | Sep 2, 21:58

  • China TV vendor sales in 1H15 lag on year

    Before Going to Press | Sep 2, 21:57

  • Taiwan market: Projector market up 11.6% on year

    Before Going to Press | Sep 2, 21:56

  • New OLED display testing technology being developed in Japan

    Before Going to Press | Sep 2, 21:20

  • Quanta Cloud Technology becomes VMware SDDC partner

    Before Going to Press | Sep 2, 20:34

Pause
 | 
View more

Display panels for wearable devices: Market overview and forecast through 2017

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 23, 12:15

The wearables market is a growing focal point for many vendors and players in the display panel supply chain. This Digitimes Research Special Report looks at developments in panel applications in the wearable industry, with a specific focus on panel makers in...

Developments in the UV LED industry

RESEARCH EXTRAS | Jul 16, 18:28

As white LED applications are becoming more widely accepted and common in the market and China makers push more price-competitive solutions, the 2015 global high-brightness LED output value is expected to only grow 7.5% on year. It is not surprising that in a...

Taiwan LCD TVs – 2Q 2015

TAIWAN DISPLAY SYSTEM | Aug 21, 14:47

Taiwan-based LCD TV makers are seeing improving shipments. Among them, Foxconn Electronics (Hon Hai Precision Industry) will have the strongest shipment growth in the second half due to procurement orders from Mexico.

Global tablet market – 2Q 2015

GLOBAL TABLET | Aug 21, 12:11

Digitimes Research saw global tablet shipments fall to 45.76 million units in second-quarter 2015, showing a 10% decrease on quarter and representing more than a 15% decrease on year.

China smartphone market and industry – 2Q 2015

CHINA SMARTPHONE | Aug 18, 15:33

Smartphone sales in China no longer show any significant momentum for growth as the fast maturing market now increasingly relies on replacement demand from existing users.

Intel strategies in the mobile device market
2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast
2015 global notebook demand forecast
  • Wireless broadband developments in Southeast Asia markets

    As of 2013, the 10 ASEAN nations had a total of over 700 million mobile subscriptions, with the CAGR from 2003-2013 reaching 24%. This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the various mobile broadband markets in ASEAN and looks at the respective trends in 4G LTE development for those markets.

  • 2015 global tablet demand forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report provides a 2015 forecast for the global tablet market and analyzes the strategies of key market players such as Google, Apple, Intel, and Microsoft.

  • 2015 China smartphone panel trend forecast

    This Digitimes Research Special Report analyzes the strategies of key China-based major panel makers BOE, Tianma and IVO for attacking the different market segments through technology and pricing, and their relationship to local vendors Huawei, Lenovo, ZTE, Xiaomi and Coolpad.