The Coronavirus pandemic gave us all a false glimmer of hope for the tablet market. However, it seems that this hope was misplaced, as the tablet market is now on the decline for the fifth quarter in a row.
Deep down, we all knew that this was bound to happen. Being forced to stay inside led many people to look for devices to help them pass the time. Cause and effect: the tablet market saw a bit of a boost.
However, now that the pandemic is on the decline, so are tablet sales. We’ve been following the meteoric fall of the tablet market over the past two years, and it doesn’t seem to be changing.
The tablet market is on the decline for the fifth quarter in a row
have been struggling to maintain their spot between smartphones and computers over the past several years, so the fact that they’re struggling now should be no surprise.
According to, the tablet market has not seen any growth for the fifth quarter in a row. Its highest quarter in years was during Q1 of 2022. There were north of 50 million tablets shipped, and that meant a 50% year-over-year increase.
However, in Q3 of 2022, we saw a 6% decline compared to Q3 of 2022. This brings the total number of units shipped down to 35.3 million.
Not only is the tablet market shrinking because of less demand, but also because of the persisting supply chain issues and the worsening economy.
It is a perfect storm of bad scenarios that’s causing, not only the tablet market, but the Chromebook and smartphone markets to struggle. These conditions may go on for the next several years, unfortunately.
However, there is some slightly good news for the. Though the tablet market is seeing a drop, it’s still slightly higher than the lowest pre-pandemic numbers. Back in 2022, there were around 25 million units shipped worldwide. That was the lowest quarter in recent history. Also, though this may not be much, Q3 2022 saw a 1% increase in shipments compared to Q2 2022.
We’re not sure how long this is going to keep going, but it’s still nice to know that companies are still shipping tablets.
Speaking of tablets, the Honor Pad 8 is an amazing option
Honor used to be owned by Huawei, but the company has split off and created its own identity. Aside from making phones, Honor has its Honor Pad series of tablets. iandroid.eu had the Honor of revealing the Honor Pad 8, and it is a fantastic device.
It has a premium build with a very nice 12-inch display. It’s great for watching movies and getting work done. Speaking of work, this device comes with 6GB of RAM, and you can use that for writing and other activities.
When it comes to performance, this tablet blazes through its software and was able to handle all the games that we threw at it. It handled Genshin Impact like a champ. You will have no issues using this as your primary mobile game device.
If you want to know more about the tablet, you can read our review by clicking the link below.