The global tablet market has seen a 24.9% year-over-year growth in the third quarter of 2020, according to a report by IDC.
As per the report, the market has seen shipments totalling 47.6 million units as “the demand for affordable access to basic computing and larger screens to facilitate remote work, learning, and leisure due to COVID-19 restrictions drove the market.”
The report claims that the market was led by Apple. The Cupertino-based tech giant is said to have shipped 13.9 million units in the the third quarter of 2020 registering a year-over-year growth of 17.4%. “While the iPad (2019) was able to maintain the largest share of shipments, the latest iPad (2020) managed to record a notable volume of shipments despite its late launch during the quarter,” said Apple.
At the second spot is Samsung, the South Korean tech giant, that shipped 9.4 million units and year-over-year growth of 89.2%.
This was followed by Amazon that IDC claims shipped 5.4 million units in third quarter of 2020. “The recently released 8-inch tablets captured the biggest share of shipments in 3Q20 while the 10.1-inch tablets were a close second. Amazon’s Kids Edition tablets have also maintained strong momentum across both the 8-inch and 10-inch tablets,” added the report.
Huawei and Leno ranked at 4th and 5th position with 4.9 million units and 4.1 million units respectively. While Huawei recorded year-over-year growth of 32.9%, Lenovo registered year-over-year growth of 62.4%.