Samsung has risen to the top in the past few years, delivering a number of great new products for consumers. Their Galaxy S3 is the latest in the smart phone area. And they have provided great tablets in the 7 and 10 inch size to complete in the market. They have been doing well with the tablets. But now, it appears they are creating too many of the same size and risk cannibalization of sales at the expense of their own products. It is with the most recent Nexus 10 tablet where they have the most risk to their own product line.
In a recent comparison between the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 and the Galaxy Note 10.1, the results where fairly even other than the internal components. The Galaxy Note 10.1 was a far faster tablet with a quad core processor as compared to the dual core processor of the Tab 2. The big difference between the two is the s Pen stylus which comes with the Note 10.1. Pricing for the Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 starts at $349 for the Wifi version and 8 GB of storage. The Galaxy Note 10.1 starts at $499 for the Wifi only version with 16 GB of storage. These are steep price differences between the two.
But, Samsung has been doing well in selling these. That is until Samsung started supplying the Nexus 10 to Google to sell. And that is where things begin to cause problems for Samsung. Samsung is delivering a quality product to Google which is going to be selling for $399 with 16 GB of storage on a WiFi product. The screen resolution is an amazing 2560 by 1600 delivering get visuals taking away from Samsung’s existing tablets.
When comparing the three tablets manufactured by Samsung, the hands down winner right now is the Nexus 10. But, it is a Google sold product, not a Samsung sold product. That is going to have people moving from Samsung labeled tablets to Google. While Samsung will profit in the end, the marketing and name recognition issues cannot be ignored. It does appear that Samsung has too many 10 inch tablets in the market.