According to Digitimes, Samsung is only expecting to sell about 400,000-600,000 units of the newly launched Galaxy Note 10.1 every month. These estimates are relatively low by company standards and it is claimed that the upcoming iPad launch has a lot to do with it. Apple’s iPads still hold a large chunk of the tablet marketshare, so it’s almost imperative that manufacturers like Samsung would take a beating. Also hindering Samsung’s chances is the fact that most buyers prefer the 7 inch Galaxy Tab instead of the 10.1 inch variant. The smaller Galaxy Tab still accounts for over 70% of all Samsung tablet sales in 1H 2013.
Samsung apparently is merely trying to retain its chunk of the 10.1 inch tablet marketshare by continually launching 10.1 inch tablets, and doesn’t exactly expect to gobble Apple’s piece of the pie. So don’t be surprised if you see the Galaxy Note 10.1 going out of rotation completely by mid-2014.
The new Galaxy Note 10.1 packs a 2560×1600 resolution display, 3GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 800 or an octa core Exynos 5420 chip (for non LTE markets), 16, 32 or 64GB of storage variants with a microSD card slot, an 8MP camera on the back with a 2MP front camera, Android 4.3 Jelly and a 8,220 mAh battery.