2020 was a good year for the tablet market, which saw a 13.6% increase in sales. A total of 164.1 million tablets were shipped, up from the 144.5 million in 2019.
Apple was the market leader, as usual. It shipped 19 million iPads in Q4 and a total of 53.2 million for the year. Samsung was a distant second with 10.1 million Galaxy Tabs shipped in Q4, up nearly 45% from Q4 of 2019. Lenovo shipped more than twice as many tablets in Q4 of 2020 than in the same quarter of 2019.
Despite its US ban difficulties, Huawei retained a good position in 2020, retaining the spot of third largest vendor. It shipped 16 million tablets – a slight increase over 2019. Lenovo is a close fourth on the heals of a 66% increase in shipments in 2020, totaling 14.1 million units.