Samsung may Discard 7-inch Tablet Plans

DawnReissing on Wednesday January 30, 2013 05:11:46 PM
Samsung may Discard 7-inch Tablet Plans

Samsung is opting to focus on 8-inch and 10-inch tablets and is deciding to scrap their plans for a 7-inch.

The company has a few new tablets to announce at Mobile World Congress next month, including an 8-inch Galaxy Note, but there is speculation that a 7-inch may not be in the running. Products such as Google's Nexus 7, Barnes & Noble's Nook HD, and Amazon's Kindle Fire HD can afford to make 7-inch tablets as other revenue comes from selling their own apps and various content. Unfortunately for companies like Samsung, these corporations set the bar to what this tablet should cost ranging in around $200. Offering any sort of competition to the market would resort in Samsung mustering up a cheaper made model or risking a premium 7-inch tablet at a much higher price. There is however, at present, an abundance of tablets being exhibited at lower prices.

For the time being, it looks like Samsung is going to concentrate on their other tablets. An 8-inch Galaxy Note, with the built-in feature stylus and support for windowed apps, could definitely compete against Apple's iPad Mini. With the Galaxy 2 tab on the market now and Samsung's new smartphone, the Galaxy S IV, with wireless charging heading to the consumer world, the company is not expected to take a beating with the change in plans.

Photo Credit: Cheon Fong Liew

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