The last three months of 2013 saw strong demand for Samsung‘s tablets, according to the company’s financial report for the quarter.
Last fall, J.K. Shin, the chief of Samsung’s mobile division, predicted that there will be 40 million Galaxy Tabs and Galaxy Notes sold in 2013, doubling sales from 2012. If that goal was reached, the company did not announce it.
Still, the company did announce that demand for its tablets in Q4 “increased substantially with the expansion of global promotions”. The statement went on to say that shipments were up sharply from the previous quarter thanks to strong sales of the Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) and the Galaxy Tab 3 series. Much of this growth came in N. America and Europe.
The stylus-driven Galaxy Note 10.1 (2014) has apparently been a successful product, and Samsung has taken the concept and expanded on it… literaly. The much-larger Samsung Galaxy NotePRO (12.2) is scheduled to debut before the end of March.
Source: Samsung (PDF)