The South Korean tech titan said Wednesday it will release in Korea the 9.7-inch AMOLED display tablet PC equipped with the company’s signature S Pen and four embedded stereo speakers.
The Galaxy Tab S3 was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in February, but its official launch was strategically postponed due to the debut of Samsung’s flagship Galaxy S8 smartphone.
“The shipment slump was attributed to the effect of the traditional slow season and the general decline in tablet market demand,” said Anita Wang, an analyst at the firm.
Samsung’s tablet shipments for the first quarter was 6.1 million units, down 23.5 percent from the prior quarter and down 5.7 percent from a year ago, the data showed. Samsung remained behind Apple in second place with 19.1 percent of the global market.
By Song Su-hyun (firstname.lastname@example.org)