Analysts at IHS have calculated the cost of the components of the new flagship smartphone Google Pixel XL. A 5.5-inch device has gone on sale priced from $769 (about 48 000) for the version with 32 GB of memory.
According to analysts, the total cost of components for Pixel XL in the base set is $278. It’s a little bigger than the iPhone 7 and iPhone 7 Plus. According to the data submitted by IHS, the cost of all components similar model top of the Communicator Apple is $220, while production of the 5.5-inch iPhone 7 Plus, according to the same company, costing California giant $250.
The most expensive components in the Pixel XL proved OLED display, protected glass Gorilla Glass 4 is $58, and the Qualcomm processor is $50. 32 GB internal flash memory and RAM 4 GB costs $26,5.
The cost of the camera is $17,5. The battery is from LG and is worth some $4. But the cost of housing compared to the rest of the components was quite high — $35.
Recent years, the cost of smartphones is growing, said IHS. Manufacturers following Apple increasingly using glass and solid metal housing, and other premium content.
IHS analysts emphasize 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.