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Samsung limiting orders for parts on 10.1-inch tablets, says report

2013 August 31

A report is saying that Samsung is limiting orders for parts on 10.1-inch tablets. If true, this would mean that the Korean tech giant would focus more on tablets such as the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 and Galaxy Tab 3

This is according to DigiTimes’ sources. The site reports, “Samsung Electronics has reduced orders for components used in 10.1-inch tablets, according to Taiwan-based supply chain makers, because 10.1-inch tablet sales have been far below expectations due to strong competition from 7-inch models.”

The site adds, “Samsung should have no trouble achieving annual table shipments of 35 million units in 2013, but if its 10.1-inch tablets continue to see weaker sales than 7-inch models, Samsung will have to rethink its strategy for the tablet market, the source said.

“The sources pointed out that if Samsung is able to achieve good development for the 10.1-inch segment, it should help the company expend in the large-size notebook market with developments such as convertible notebooks. Since 7-inch tablets are positioned more toward the smartphone segment, Samsung’s success in the 7-inch segment may only provide limited assistance for the company in its move to strengthen its PC lineup. It is also impacting the company’s profitability.”

Please take note that this is all speculation for now. We’ll let you know once Samsung has announced anything official.

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