Recently, many tablet pc suppliers have already launched their tablets based on the Mediatek octa core 3G solution. But all of them are for middle end market. And their price is about 80 euros. This morning, Colorfly also launched one octa core tablet, Colorfly G708. It is also based on the Mediatek octa core 3G solution. But its price is only 50 euros.
Colorfly G708 owns one 7 inch IPS screen, resolution is 1280*800 pixels. CPU is the Mediatek MT6592 octa core, this processor contains eight ARM Cortex A7 cores. Frequency is 1.4GHz, and the chipset is adopting the 28nm process technology. Its performance is very powerful, and running speed is very fast. But unit only has 1G RAM and 8GB flash memory. But users can extend it by TF card. More important, it can support 3G network, and users can make calls on the tablet.
Now, this unit is already available for sale on www.ontablets.es, you can reserve it now and will have some free accessories for this unit.
As the research by suverimax.com. the total income of semiconductor will be 353 billion US dollars in 2014. Compared with last year, it is increased by 9.4%.
Today, suverimax listed out the top 10 semiconductor suppliers in the world by their incoming. In the list, Mediatek has jumped from 15 spot the 10. It is the first semiconductor supplier ranking in top 10 from Taiwan. Its total incoming is 7.15 billion US dollars, compared with last year, it is increased by 57.5%, the increasing rate is ranking second.
Avago is ranked 15th from 23th spot in last year. Its total incoming is 542 million US dollars. It has been increased by 107.9% compared with 2013.
The high increase rate of Mediatek and Avago is because of the merge activities. If speaking of the self business increasing rate, the top one is SK from Korea, its increase rate is 23% in 2014.
The top semiconductor is still Intel which has nearly 50 billion US dollar incoming, the second one Samsung, its incoming is 38.3 billion US dollars, and third one is Qualcomm, its incoming is 19.3 billion US dollars.
As the report from ontablets.es, as the sales of tablet android in Japan is reduced a lot in 2014, the tablet pc demand is firstly reduced in the third quarter of 2014. Compared with same period of last year, it is reduced by 3% to 1.62 million pieces. It is the first time since 2010 when first tablet, iPad was launched in Japan.
In 3rd quarter, the consuming tablets is reduced by 13.7% to about 1.13 million pieces, and commercial tablets with Windows OS and iOS is increased by 36.3% to about 500 thousand pieces.
The iPad is still ranked top, its sales is about 800 thousand pieces, and takes about 49.3% market share. In 2nd quarter, it is only 39.4%. The second spot is ASUS, which is sold about 270 thousand pieces, its market share is increased to 16.4% from 10.8% in 2nd quarter. Its market share is about twice of Sony. That is because ASUS has launched several new entry level tablets in cheap price.
The 3rd spot is Sony which takes about 8.6% market share, That is reduced from 11.1% in 2nd quarter. Following is NEC, Lenovo which have 6.3% market share. Microsoft has 3.8% market share.
From April to Sept, ASUS has taken 12.8% market share. Total sales is about 530 million pieces. Apple is about 1.8 million pieces sales, taking 43.3% market share.
At early of this year, Suverimax.com has disclosed the new LG smart watch, one LG phablet, and one new generation LG G Flex. And soon, all the news are confirmed by LG. Recently, LG has registered a new brand name, LG G Pad X. In the last IFA trade show, LG has already launched the LG G Pad 8.3, G Pad 7.0, Pad 8.0 and Pad 10.1. So we believe this new LG G Pad X will be one good tablet as well.
As our estimation, this LG G Pad X will be one tablet coming with 10 inch or above screen size.Of course, it is not confirmed by LG. But we believe this new unit will be launched in the CES 2015 or WMC 2015 trade show. We just need to wait its arrival.
Allwinner has launched its A83T octa core processor for several months. Recently, Infocus launched a 7 inch tablet pc android with this Allwinner A83T octa core processor.
This Infocus C2107 adopts the metal body, owns one 7 inch IPS screen. Screen resolution is 1920*1200 pixels. RAM is 1.5GB, flash memory is 16GB. The operation system is Android 4.4 OS. Its front camera is 2M pixels, and rear camera is 8M pixels. Battery capacity is 3550Mah. Generally speaking, the performance is not bad. Its price is 179 US dollars. That is a bit expensive in my idea.
Today, Mediatek announced its sales of 4G chipset in 2014. Till now, the total sale of its 4G chipset is over 30 million pieces. As estimation, the total sale of 2014 will be nearly 40 million pieces. It takes 20% to 30% of 4G market.
In this April, Mediatek started to test its 4G chipset, and in June, it was available for sale. Just in half years, the sales is nearly 40 million pieces. And in 2015, the sales will keep on increasing.
In July, Mediatek launched several new SOC including 4G network and 64 bit processor. Then it started to compete with Qualcomm. But before that, the leader of the 4G market is Qualcomm and Marvell.
During the first half of this year, as there is no processors supporting 4G network, many smart phone suppliers in China adopt the processor from Qualcomm,
Usually, market competition will benefit users. In June, Qualcomm announced its RF360 solution will support seven different network standard. More important, Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 and Snapdragon 200 will also support 4G network, and both are for middle and low end market. And that is the market owning by Mediatek before. That is a great competition to Mediatek.
As our news, other chipset suppliers will launch 4G processors next year, and they will make the 4G smart phones less than 50 euros. But Mediatek confirmed it will not launch similar SOC in near future.
Recently, BLU, one smart phone supplier, launched BLIU 7.0 Studio 7.0, 2 in 1 smart phone. It is a smart phone, also a mini tablet pc. It owns one 7 inch IPS screen, but its performance is not high. Price is only 150 US dollars. Now, it is already available for sale on ontablets.es
The screen resolution is 1024*600 pixels. CPU is one dual core processor, frequency is 1.3GHz. CPU is Mali 400. RAM is 1GB, and flash memory is 8GB. It can support an external TF card up to 64GB. The front camera is 2M pixels, and rear camera is 5M pixels.
People who are interested in this unit can go to Ontablets for detail information.
From 2010 when Apple launched the first tablet, iPad, it has already 5 years passed. During the five year, the tablet sales is increasing greatly, and its market share is taking over laptop PC. But in 2014, the situation changed, sales stops increasing, and iPad sales is keeping on reducing in past three quarters. The Android tablets is also quite similar in 2014.
In 2014, another well known supplier, Samsung, launched a lot of new tablets, but its sales did not increase. Intel takes some market share but gets big loss.
Starting from 2010, the tablet demand is increasing a lot, and in 2013, it reach the top. Its sales is increased by 50% compared with 2012. But in 2014, everything is different. In first quarter, the sales was reduced by 30% compared with last quarter.
As estimation by Suverimax, the total tablets sales is increased by 7% in 2014. Now, in Europe and US market, the demand is reduced. In 2018, the iPad market share will be only 24.5%, Android tablets is 64%, and Tablets Windows will be 11.4%. So what about 2015.
First, in 2015, phablets will be popular. In Asia, 25% tablets sold can make calls. And all of tablets are running Android OS. Many suppliers are quite confident of this market.
Second, big screen size tablets will be welcome. In early 2014, Samsung launched the 12.2 inch NotePro 12.2. And In Oct, Lenovo launched Yoga Tablet 2 Pro with 13.3 inch screen size. Adding on the 12.2 inch iPad Pro, we believe, in 2015, big screen size will be more welcome in market.
Third, commercial tablets are more potential. In the second half of 2014, the sales of commercial tablets is increased by 13.5%. And in 2015, it will keep on increasing.
Yesterday, Huawei launched its flagship unit in 2014, the Honor 6 Plus. In meanwhile, Huawei launched a new tablet in India. It is one cheap 8 inch tablet pc with Android OS. Now, this unit is already available for sale in India. Model number is Honor T1.
This T1 tablet owns one 8 inch IPS screen, resolution is 1280*800 pixels. CPU is the Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 quad core processor. Frequency is 1.2GHz. RAM is 1GB, flash memory is 8GB. Its front camera is VGA, and rear camera is 5M pixels. Battery capacity is 4800Mah. Unit can also support 3G network, and make calls on screen. Operation system is Android 4.4
The price of this T1 is only 120 euros. As our news, this unit will not land China, but don't know if it will be available on Spain and other countries.
Recently, LG launched a 10.1 inch tablet with Windows OS in Korea, named Tab Book Duo Windows 8. This unit has a very slim design. As one 10.1 inch tablet, its total weight is only 530g, even connected with keyboard, the weight is only 792g.
The bluetooth keyboard of this Tab Book Duo does not have the instant setting button, and easier to connect with tablet. Except the Tab Book Duo, it can also support other devices. The tablet adopts one Intel quad core processor. Screen size is 10.1 inch IPS panel. Unit runs the Windows 8.1 OS. There is one USB3.0 and Micro HDMI hosts on the body. As what LG told, the battery life can be over 11 hours.
Regarding price, this unit is about 500 euros, and there are two colors available, white and black. As there is little information about this tablet, so we can not make sure when it will land Spain. But personally, I am feeling the price is a bit higher than my expectation.