Has Samsung lost the war against Apple’s iPad?
It seems as if Samsung may have already lost the war against Apple’s wildly popular iPad.
According to court documents obtained by AppleInsider, GalaxyTab sales plummeted to a paltry 37,000 units in the United States last quarter. Of the 37,000 GalaxyTabs, over 67% (or 25,000) were reportedly yesteryear or lower-cost closeout models that were offloaded at an average price point of $360.
And although 6,000 GalaxyTab 10.1 LTE models were moved at an ASP of $545, the corporation ended up eating an estimated $5 million loss on the sale of 1,000 non-LTE models.
Interestingly enough, the above-mentioned statistics seems to be at odds with recent IDC claims that Samsung sold approximately 2,391,000 GalaxyTabs worldwide during the three-month period ending July.
Indeed, Samsung's internal documents indicate the company offloaded just 37,000 units in the United States, compared to Apple's 5.7 million iPads.
"That would imply that a staggering 98.5% of all GalaxyTabs would have to have been sold overseas last quarter - a spread many industry watchers are finding hard to believe," wrote AppleInsider’s Katie Marsal.
It remains unclear if future GalaxyTab models will fare any better against Apple’s iPad which currently reigns supreme as the undisputed champion of the tablet market.
Hopefully, Samsung’s next-gen 11.8-inch Galaxy Tab can help level the tablet playing field, as it is loaded with a slew of sweet specs, including the Exynos 5 dual-core (1.7 Ghz) processor and a Mali T604 GPU capable of driving WQXGA displays with resolutions up to 2560×1600.