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Samsung Reportedly Sells 40 Million Tablets in 2013

December 29, 2013 - Written By Alexander Maxham

Most of you know that Samsung is one of the bigger Android tablet manufacturers around. There’s also ASUS, Acer and a few others that are pretty popular. But for the most part, you see people with Samsung tablets. Which is why I’m actually surprised to see that Samsung has only just now passed the 40 million mark for tablet sales this year. Compared to the Galaxy Note 3 which sold 10 million in just two months, and that’s just one phone. When we are talking about tablet sales, we are talking about all their tablets. Even ones not released in 2013. Right now, Samsung has released three variants of the Galaxy Tab 3, and then the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition.

During Samsung’s Analyst day back in November, the company revealed that it was looking to sell more than 40 million tablets this year. Thanks to some company insiders it appears they’ve just passed the 40 million mark. Once more, about 12 million of those sales came in the last three months. So that obviously the launch of the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition helped out. Honestly, I’d buy the Galaxy Note 10.1 2014 Edition over all of the Galaxy Tab 3’s. What else helped, is that many carriers handed out the Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 pretty much for free. I know Sprint was selling it for $50 on Contract a couple months ago.

While 40 million is still a huge number, I was kind of expecting more from Samsung. Although the Android tablet market isn’t really mature like the phone market is just yet. But Samsung is already looking to step up it’s game in 2014. With rumors of a Galaxy Tab 3 7.0 and 8.4-inch Lite versions. Along with the Galaxy Note Pro 12.2-inch tablet. So Congrats to Samsung for hitting the 40 million mark, let’s see how well the others do this year. I believe ASUS may come pretty close to Samsung. Thanks to their popular Transformer line and making the Nexus 7 again this year.

How many of you have bought a Samsung tablet this year? Let us know in the comments below.