The big picture: Like many tech products and services, tablet sales have increased during the pandemic. As usual, Apple is still in the lead, with more pages than Samsung in second place and Lenovo in third place.
Apple currently holds 31.9 shares in the tablet market. In second place, Samsung managed 8 million shipments with a share of 19.6 percent. The Korean giant boosted its annual economic growth by 13.3%, but Lenovo has the third highest profit. Its shipments of 4.7 million show an annual increase of 64.5%.
Tablets Worldwide Shipping, With IDC Respect
Thanks to the affordable tablet lineup that includes our favorite low-cost deals - the Fire HD 10 - Amazon also saw a good quarter. Its shipments of 4.3 million represented an annual increase of 20.3%.
The only top five companies to see a decline were Huawei, which dropped to 2.1 million tablets. The number decreased by -53.7% from the same period last year as a result of US sanctions against the Chinese company. Overall, global sales of tablets for the second quarter of the year increased 4.2% to 40.5 million. Shipments of HP-led Chromebooks rose 68.6 percent to 12.3 million units. But IDC warns that lower demand combined with a shortage of chips could mean a potential drop in sales in both categories.
Global Chromebook Shipping, Courtesy of IDC
In other tablet news, details about the Nokia T20 HMD Global have recently been spotted, and it may challenge cheaper offerings from Amazon and Samsung. It looks like the iPad Mini will get its biggest design this fall.
Apple ranks first with a 4.2% increase in tablet sales, but sales are expected to slow