There were an estimated 44.89 million tablets shipped globally during the first quarter of 2016, falling 31.3% on quarter and 12.1% on year, according to Digitimes Research.
The shipments consisted of 10.2 million iPads, 18.4 million from major brands, and 16.3 million units by white-box vendors/makers, respectively decreasing 36.6%, 36.5% and 19.7% on quarter, Digitimes Research indicated.
7-inch models accounted for 28.8% of the shipments, 7.9-inch 15.0%, 8.x 5.7%, 9.x 28.7%, 10.x 11.4%, and 11-inch and above 10.4%. In terms of touch-panel technology, GFF (glass + film + film) accounted for 48.9% of shipments, GF2 (glass + double film) 35.7%, OGS (one glass solution) 8.0% and On-Cell 7.5%.
Apple was the largest vendor taking up 22.7% of shipments, followed by Samsung Electronics with 13.8%, Lenovo 4.8%, Amazon 4.5%, Huawei Technologies 4.3%, Asustek Computer 2.7%, LG Electronics 1.9%, TCL 1.8%, Microsoft 1.6% and Acer 1.4%.
Taiwan-based ODMs/OEMs shipped 14.5 million tablets in the quarter, dropping 37.8% on quarter and 17.6% on year. Foxconn Electronics accounted for 64% of shipments, Compal Electronics 15.9%, Pegatron 5.2% and Wistron 1.5%.
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