Research center NPD Display Search has published the results of their work, which is interesting. So, tablets with large diagonals is gradually gaining market share occupied by the tablets with a small diagonals. Falling demand for 7-inch in emerging markets and in China are forcing manufacturers to reduce annual operating plans.
So the falling demand for small tablets with diagonals of displays in 7-7,9 inches explained by the growing demand for smartphones with a 5.5-inch displays. Last year “small” tablets took 58% of the market, and projected NPD Display Search this index will fall up to 2018. Then the sale 8-10,9-inch exceeding sales 7-7,9-inch. It is interesting that in the near future will start to gain popularity and tablets with diagonals in 11 or more inches: by 2018 their market share will exceed 10%.