Samsung Galaxy S8 was more expensive to produce than the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus
21.04.2017 0 Comments
Analysts at IHS have calculated the cost of the components of the new flagship smartphone Samsung Galaxy S8. The machine of 54 990 rubles will arrive in the Russian retail on April 28.
According to the researchers, the total price components Galaxy S8 with 64 GB of memory is $307,50. It is significantly more expensive than the iPhone 7. The cost of all components of the same model top-end Apple phone is $220 and the release of the iPhone 7 Plus, according to the same company, costing California giant $256.
Analysts say that the cost of producing one instance of the Galaxy S8 significantly exceed not only the cost of production of the iPhone 7, but evaluated in the past the cost of manufacturing Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge. More specifically, the release of “eight” costs Samsung $43,34 more than one release of the Galaxy S7 and $36,29 more expensive than the Galaxy S7 edge.
Disassembly Galaxy S8 has shown that some components of the Samsung yourself. The most expensive component of the machine are the display, processor Exynos 8895, chips operational and permanent memory produced by the company. Together, these components are estimated by analysts in $171 or 57% of the total.
Recent years, the cost of smartphones growing, says IHS. Manufacturers following Apple increasingly using glass and solid metal housing, and other premium content.
Analysts point out that this is a rather rough estimate of the cost of gadgets, which ignores the many other costs of the manufacturer, including cost of device development, logistics and marketing. But they give at least a rough idea about the real value mobile devices.