The coronavirus pandemic has given us all a glimmer of false hope for the tablet market. However, that hope appears to have been misplaced as the tablet market declined for the fifth quarter in a row.
Basically, we all knew it was inevitable. Being forced to stay inside has led many people to look for gadgets to help pass the time. Cause and effect: the tablet market has grown slightly.
However, now that the pandemic is waning, so are tablet sales. We’ve seen the meteoric rise of the tablet market over the past couple of years, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to change.
The tablet market is in decline for the fifth quarter in a row
For the past few years, tablets have been fighting to keep their place between smartphones and computers, so it’s no surprise that they’re struggling right now.
According to Canalys, the tablet market saw no growth for the fifth consecutive quarter. Its highest quarter of the year was in the 1st quarter of 2021. North of 50 million tablets shipped and that represents 50% year-over-year growth.
However, in Q3 2022 we saw a 6% decline compared to Q3 2021. This reduced the total number of units shipped to 35.3 million.
The tablet market is shrinking not only due to low demand, but also due to supply chain issues and the deteriorating economy.
It’s a perfect storm of bad scenarios that has put not only the tablet market in trouble, but the Chromebook and smartphone markets as well. Unfortunately, these conditions are likely to continue for the next few years.
However, there is some good news for the tablet market. While the tablet market has seen a decline, it’s still slightly above pre-pandemic lows. In 2019, nearly 25 million units were shipped worldwide. This was the lowest quarter in recent history. Also, although it’s not much, shipments were up 1% in Q3 2022 compared to Q2 2022.
We don’t know how long this will last, but it’s nice to know that companies are still shipping tablets.
Speaking of tablets, the Honor Pad 8 is an amazing option
Honor used to belong to Huawei, but the company split off and created its own identity. Apart from making phones, Honor also has the Honor Pad series. Android Headlines had the honor of unveiling the Honor Pad 8, and it’s an incredible device.
It has a premium build with a very nice 12-inch display. It’s great for watching movies and getting work done. Talking about work, this device comes with 6GB RAM and you can use it for writing and other activities.
When it comes to performance, this tablet shines through its software and was able to handle all the games we threw at it. He handled Genshin Impact like a champ. You’ll have no problem using this as your primary mobile gaming device.
If you want to know more about the tablet, you can read our review by clicking the link below.
Honor Pad 8 review