Recently, IDC, an international data company, released a report on the tablet market. According to data, global tablet PC sales in the fourth quarter of 2020 increased by 19% year-on-year to 52.2 million units, the highest level since 49.9 million units in the fourth quarter of 2017.
In this quarter, Apple led the global tablet computer market with a market share of 36.5%, a year-on-year increase of 19.5%. The recently updated iPad and iPad Air played a major role. With products such as Galaxy Tab A and Galaxy Tab S6 Lite, Samsung achieved a year-on-year growth of 44.9% and continued to maintain its Android tablet champion status. Lenovo, Amazon, and Huawei followed closely behind with 10.7%, 6.8%, and 6.3% respectively.
For the whole year, the top five tablet manufacturers are Apple, Samsung, Huawei, Lenovo and Amazon.
In the fourth quarter, tablet PC shipments in the Chinese market were 6.1 million units. Regardless of the quarterly or full-year data, the top four vendors are Apple, Huawei, Lenovo and Microsoft.
IDC said that working from home and online education have prompted unprecedented demand for tablets. However, IDC believes that due to competition from laptops and mobile phones, the global tablet market will not maintain this growth momentum for a long time; and the Chinese market will continue to maintain this growth with the help of online education, the use of productivity tools, and the increasing demand for entertainment such as audio-visual games. growth trend.
Source: IDC China