Samsung added a number of new entries to its tablet portfolio in 2013, and it appears that the Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014 Edition) maker has found great success in doing so. An unconfirmed report coming from Korea indicates that the company has sold more than 40 million slates in the past year, surpassing a self-imposed goal that was set at an analyst’s meeting back in November.
FNNews cites company insiders in its report, saying that Samsung sold around 12 million tablets in the fourth quarter of 2013 alone. That figure seems to have been helped by the launch of the aforementioned second-generation Galaxy Note 10.1, as well as a number of holiday deals for its other slates.
The overall figure is impressive, and shows growth for a company that was already the biggest Android tablet maker on the market. Only Apple, which has reported around 50 million iPad sales in just the last three quarters, would be outselling Samsung in the tablet market if the numbers are correct.
That has been the case for some time now, but Samsung is said to have bigger plans for 2014; according to the report, the company hopes to sell more than 100 million tablets next year. That’s a tremendously high number, but with four new slates allegedly hitting the market between January and March, Samsung is trying to hit the mark through sheer strength in numbers.