By 2019 the number of tablets with screens larger than 11 inches represent 7 percent of the tablet market globally, research firm Strategy Analytics said Thursday.
In a new report the company said that the success of the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 with its 12-inch display screens and other hybrid computer manufacturers like Lenovo, Acer and Asus boost sales of the new tablet iPad Pro Apple It rumored to have a screen of 12.9 inches. Overall, Strategy Analytics predicts will be like a tide that will lift sales of tablets. Even by the end of 2015, predicts that the distribution of tablets with large screens will increase by 185 percent compared to the final figure of 2014.
Just as tabléfonos have taken away market share to tablets with small screens, the gap between PCs and tablets is reduced every day, “said Eric Smith, leader in the unity of tablets and touch screens to Strategy Analytics analyst.” The main suppliers are pushing the boundaries of the three major mobile operating systems and hardware configurations to transform the tablet into a content creation device “.
The report also states that the ultra-portability and versatility of tablets 2-in-1 and premium devices like the Surface Pro 3 and iPad Pro will allow tablets to increasingly serve new market segments, such as fieldwork , healthcare, retail point, education and even work desk.
Consequently, growing market share of tablets with screens of 11 inches or more will cause the fall of the distribution and sales of tablets from 7 to 7.9 inches. According to Strategy Analytics, the segment will shrink to stay with 30 percent market share in 2019, compared to 45 percent who had the end of 2014. They predict that the distribution of tablets of 8 to 8.9 inches will grow to 31 percent from 21 percent in 2014.
But a screen of 12.9 for iPad Pro tablet may sound great, but it is not the largest that has been rumored. Samsung could is developing a tablet of 18.4 inches.