News from USA, Microsoft has ordered 256GB SSD hard disc with NVME port to upgrade the Surface Pro 4 tablet pc. As we know, the Microsoft Surface Pro 3 which was launched one year ago, adopted the Samsung SSD memory 840 EVO with mSATA port. Its reading speed is 600MB per second. The reading speed of this new Samsung SSD will be four times of old one.
Last month, STCAMUSA disclosed that the new Surface Pro 4 may be introduced into market in this autumn, but people from Korea said that Samsung can only finish the order of new SSD at the second half of next year. That means Surface Pro 4 can not be launched within this year, we may have to wait till next year.
In meanwhile, Microsoft released its 128GB edition Surface Pro 3 I7 recently, the new Surface Pro 4 may affect its sales if it goes to market too early. So we are quite sure we can not see the Surface Pro 4 within this year.
Of course, one year is not a long time. We believe the new Surface Pro 4 will be more powerful than Surface Pro 3. Except the SSD, Microsoft may also upgrade the CPU as well, and the operation system will be Windows 10 for sure.
After smart phones and tablets, smart wearing device is another new market. In 2014, Sony, LG, Samsung ASUS launched their smart watches. In 2015, more and more smart phones or tablets suppliers in China started to launch their smart watches. In CES 2015 and MWC 2015, we can see a lot of smart wearing devices from China. Recently, Ontablets released a report. After a investigation, Samsung becomes the top smart watch supplier. The sales of its smart watch is over 1.2 million pieces.
The report listed the top 10 smart watch suppliers. Samsung is ranking 1st. Following are Pebble and Fitbit. Their sales are 700 and 600 thousand pieces separately. From 4th to 6th are Sony, Lenovo and LG. Their sales are quite similar. The bottom one is ASUS, its sales is only 120 thousand pieces.
Though, ASUS is ranked bottom, but considering that its first smart watch is launched in last 3rd quarter, and available for sale in last Nov, so its sales is still very good. The good sales result of Lenovo should thank to the Moto 360.
In 2015, we believe, there will be more and more suppliers entering this market, and competition will be much higher. Now, in market, there are only Android Wear, iOS, WebOS and Tizen OS for smart watches. But their performance and battery life are not good enough.