Samsung was said to have been contemplating shutting down its desktop PC business, and in turn focus on the growing tablets and all-in-one laptops business, according to a report on Korean Times. But since then, Samsung has got in touch with AllThingsD and has deemed the above rumor as ‘groundless’ and untrue. Also Read - Samsung Galaxy A12 and Galaxy A02S entry-level smartphones announced
The Korean Times report quoted a Samsung insider who claimed that the sharp decline in the PC sales numbers was pushing the South Korean company towards this decision. Samsung, it was said, would then devote those resources to the development of more popular portable and connected devices, such as tablets, all-in-ones and hybrid PCs. The source also claimed that Samsung had sold about 33 million tablets this year and planned to unveil more tablet variants next year than its flagship Galaxy smartphones. Also Read - Samsung brings Google Assistant support for 2020 Smart TV lineup
The timing of such a move would have been interesting as last week at the Premiere 2013 event in London; Samsung unveiled the ATIV One 5 Style AIO, which is basically a Windows 8 PC designed using Samsung’s Galaxy design language.