Samsung wants a bigger piece of the world tablet market. The head of its mobile unit wants to double its sales year-over-year.
Samsung has been making tablets for years, but these didn’t find much of a market until 2012.
The company is now focusing its tablet efforts on devices with styli — the Galaxy Note 10.1 debuted last year, and the Galaxy Note 8.0 was just announced this week at the MWC tradeshow. The Samsung’s next phablet, the Galaxy Note III, is expected to be introduced soon. According to an uncofirmed report this will be significantly larger tha its predecessors, with a 6.3-inch touchscreen.
The stylus that comes with these models, dubbed the S Pen, is apparently successfully helping to differentiate these models from rivals that do not come with styli. They also have a suite of software that uses this accessory, like note-taking apps.