According to the IDC forecast, tablet market will return to growth in 2018
Experts of the analytical company IDC believe the tablet market this year fell by 12%. This estimate corresponds to the shipment 182,3 million devices. Analysts say that the tablet market will return to growth in 2018, but growth will be small — no more than 5%. It will be due to the popularity of models with docking keyboards.
According to estimates of IDC, the most popular are tablets with a screen size of 7.9 inches, as shown in the illustration model Huawei MediaPad M3 with a screen size of 8.4 inches, but their share is gradually decreasing. Last year, the share of such models was equal to 59.9% of the. This year it will amount of 56.4%. If the trend continues, in 2020 the share of tablets with screens of the size specified will amount to 39,7%.
Shipments of tablets with screen sizes from 9 to 13 inches for the year increased from 39.8% to 43.1 per cent, and by 2020 it could grow to 58.2%.
The share of tablets with screen sizes 13 to 16 inches is also growing, but it is quite small. In the past year, such tablets accounted for 0.3% of all deliveries, this is 0.5%. According to the IDC forecast, in 2020 the figure will increase to 2.1%.