Over 40 million Samsung tablets sold this year, report says

by: Chris SmithDecember 29, 2013

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A new report from South Korea says that Samsung has managed to sell over 40 million tablets this year, an impressive number for the company.

Samsung apparently saw increased growth in the last quarter of the year, thanks to the new Galaxy Tab 10.1 (2014 Edition) that hit stores in many markets during the period, but also thanks to the many holiday promotions that included a cheaper or free Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 tablet.

According to FNN News, the company sold 9.1 million tablets in Q1 2013, 8.4 million units in Q2, 10.5 million in Q3 and over 12 million this quarter, a record for the company. Comparatively, the company sold around 1.5 million tablets in 2010, almost 6 million tablets in 2011 and 16.6 million units in 2012 (see the graph below).

Samsung tablet sales for 2010, 2011, 2012, Q12013, Q22013, Q32013, Q42014 | Image credit: FNN News

Samsung tablet sales for 2010, 2011, 2012, Q12013, Q22013, Q32013, Q42014 | Image credit: FNN News

Considering the impressive growth, it makes sense to hear all those rumors that claim Samsung is working on a plethora of new tablets to launch early next year, including a large 12.2-inch Galaxy Pro model.

Samsung, which doesn’t mention device sales numbers in its quarterly reports, appears to be second only to Apple when it comes to 2013 tablet sales. The iPad maker has reported 19.5 million tablet sales for Q1 2013, 14.6 million units in Q2 and 14.1 million iPads in Q3. Apple has launched new iPad models this quarter, and it’s expected to report good iPad sales for the Christmas shopping period – last year it sold almost 23 million iPads during the holiday quarter.

Have you purchased a Samsung tablet this year?

  • Natlaino Agius

    I have bought Samsung nexus 10 and I have also s2 and next week I am going to buy s4 I like Samsung products for touchwiz and colors really giant company.

    • AndroidBoss

      Have fun with Touchwiz man.

    • Shark Bait

      Touch wiz? The worse looking full of crap feature’s, why would you want that?

      • Tuấn Ankh

        It’s pretty good. I used to think it suck with all the gimmicky features, but I’ve been using enjoying those features since I got the Galaxy Mega. Touchwiz isn’t so bad. I’ve tried all the Tab 3 (7″, 8″, 10″) and all of them are smooth. Same as on my phone and my sis’ Note 3.

        • Shark Bait

          Do you really use things like the eye tracking?? I also think s voice is way worse than google, I don’t know why they bother …

          • Joshua Hill

            They bother because they offer features that aren’t available in AOSP and some people find some of those features useful. I would have thought that was reasonably obvious. I don’t know why you bother ….

          • Shark Bait

            They bother because their trying to remove as much of Google from android as they can.
            My point was why bother with s voice, it sucks! It actually makes it worse for users.

        • Wilson D

          same here

      • Wilson D

        i have the note 2 gs3 gs4 and now the note 3 i have no problem with touchwiz even my mom who is not a tech geek like touchwiz

        • Shark Bait

          I’m not saying its bad, I’m saying a company with the power of Samsung should be able to do something that looks and works brilliant. Touch wiz is not that! It is the worse of all android distributions in my mind
          (Apart from LG which is a bad copy of touch wiz xD )

  • flamencoguy

    Samsung is the only company that can knock Apple off it`s perch right now.
    I hope they succeed in toppling that lousy bogus patents company.