Samsung aims to manufacture 33.6 million units of Galaxy tablets in 2022. This year, slate shipments are projected to increase 3 percent to 32 million units from 31 million units in 2020.
900,000 units and 1.2 million units will be produced of the 12.4-inch S8 Plus and the 11-inch S8, respectively.
Samsung was earlier expected to unveil the Galaxy Tab S8 series alongside the Galaxy S22 range in early 2022 but those plans have been impacted by a new coronavirus outbreak in a Korean factory where Galaxy devices are developed and tested. Although the Galaxy S22 is still on track for a February unveiling apparently, Samsung may delay the launch of the S8.
Samsung apparently wants a closely knitted ecosystem
The South Korean company is supposedly aiming for tighter integration between its wearables and smartphones to drive growth. We got a taste of this strategy with the Galaxy Watch 4, which does not work with an iPhone and needs to be paired with a Samsung phone for maximum utilization.