Samsung has already made it clear that the company wishes to have a greater slice of the tablet pie this year. It is aiming for a two fold increase in sales of its tablet devices in 2013, the confidence obviously stemming from the success it has achieved with sales of its Galaxy range of smartphones. Towards this, the company has now set itself a target of selling no less than a million a month of its latest release, the Galaxy Note 8.0. Upstream component suppliers in Taiwan who speculate the demand for the G1F touch panel that the Samsung tablet utilizes will increase dramatically in Q2 when the Note 8.0 is released. There are even concerns on whether there will be enough of the G1F touch panels when the Note 8.0 is released, though its makers have confirmed there will be enough supply to meet the demand.
Meanwhile, the figure seems definitely achievable for Samsung at the moment given the buzz that the small tablet segment has generated. The iPad Mini is calling all the shots right now, though that could change once the Note 8.0 is introduced. Pricing will be crucial here, and while Samsung offers a slightly better package with a stylus included in the offer, any adventurism with the pricing strategy can prove disastrous.
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