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Digitimes Research: Global tablet shipments in 4Q16 to reach 51.29 million
Jim Hsiao, DIGITIMES Research, Taipei

There will be 51.29 million tablets shipped globally in the fourth quarter of 2016, increasing 7.3% on quarter but decreasing 21.5% on year. Shipments will consist of 10.9 million iPads, up 17.2% sequentially, 24.4 million units launched by international vendors other than Apple, up 18.3%, and 16.0 million white-box units, down 10.6%, according to Digitimes Research.

7-inch models will account for 31.4% of shipments, 7.9-inch 14.3%, 8.0- to 8.9-inch 11.6%, 9.0- to 9.9-inch 20.3%, 10.0- to 10.9-inch 16.4%, and 11-inch and above 6.1%, Digitimes Research indicated.

In terms of application processors used in tablets, Apple will account for 30.9% of all tablets except white-box units, MediaTek 23.8%, Qualcomm 11.8%, Samsung Electronics 8.9% and Intel 8.5%.

Among vendors, Apple will be the largest accounting for 21.3% of shipments, followed by Samsung with 15.0%, Amazon 6.2%, Lenovo 6.1%, Huawei Technologies 5.9%, Asustek Computer 2.8%, TCL 2.7%, Microsoft 2.6%, LG Electronics 1.6% and Acer 1.2%.

Taiwan-based ODMs and OEMs will ship 15.1 million tablets in the quarter, with Foxconn Electronics to account for 66.8% of shipments, Pegatron 11%, Compal Electronics 10.9%, Quanta Computer 6.8%, Inventec 2.5%, Arima Communications 1.6% and Wistron 0.5%.

This article is an excerpt from a Digitimes Research Quarterly Data Report (Global tablet market - 3Q 2016). Visit our latest Data reports.

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