Global Tablet Shipments Expected to Surge 45% in Q2 [Report]

Global Tablet Shipments Expected to Surge 45% in Q2 [Report]

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Global tablet shipments are expected to surge 45% sequentially in Q2 and move up 9.9% year over year, according to a new report from DigiTimes. The increase is attributed to supply chain recovery and education orders deferred from Q1.

Shipments in the fist quarter slipped 33.6% on year to reach around 24.7 million units due to the coronavirus outbreak, which crippled the supply chain's upstream production in China. First-tier brands' tablet shipments had a below-average decline of 29.1% on year in the first quarter, while those of white-box models had a bigger drop at 38.2%, Digitimes Research's figures show.

Apple was the top brand in the first quarter, followed by Samsung, Huawei, Lenovo and Microsoft. Amazon is expected to place fourth in the second quarter, pushing back Lenovo and Microsoft.

DigiTimes estimates that 75% of tablet shipments in the first quarter were models with displays larger than 10-inches; however, shipments of 7.x-inch tablets are expected to grow in the second quarter due to increased sales of iPad mini and Fire 7.

Apple's current lineup of iPads includes the 12.9-inch iPad Pro ($963.29), 11-inch iPad Pro ($798), 10.5-inch iPad Air ($469), 10.2-inch iPad ($329), and 7.9-inch iPad mini ($384).

More details in the full report linked below...

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Global Tablet Shipments Expected to Surge 45% in Q2 [Report]