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In O4 of 2015, Samsung Saw Smartphone Sales Decline While Tablet Sales Rose


Global tablet sales have not been very impressive the last couple of years as most people prefer to get phablets rather than getting tablets. Even though tablet sales have been going Samsung seems to be one of the few companies that is seeing positive sales figures in this market.

The company released its fourth quarter results a few day ago which showed that its tablet sales went up while smartphone sales declined.

The Galaxy Tab A and the Samsung Galaxy Tab S2 are the two main ones that saw their sales go up significantly. These two helped the total tablet sales to rise just above the 9 million mark. Considering these are just figures from one quarter, you have to be impressed given that global tablet sales have been dropping.

Samsung Q4 2015

Samsung Q4 2015

Samsung is expected to invest more on tablets this year since smartphone sales may slow down a bit. The company is also expected to invest a bit more on wearables, a sub market it has done really well in over the years.

For the fourth quarter, Samsung’s mobile division saw sales reach $21 billion which is a slight drop of 4.9% from the same period the previous year. Operating profits on the other hand went up by 13.8% to $1.85 compared to the same period in 2014.

Read More: IDC: Over 1.43 Billion Smartphones Were Shipped Globally in 2015

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