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Samsung Galaxy S7 was more expensive to manufacture than the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus

Analysts of IHS has calculated the cost of the components of the new flagship smartphone Samsung Galaxy S7. The device with a price tag of 49 990 rubles will be available in Russian retail on March 18.

According to analysts, the total cost components Galaxy S7 with 32 GB of memory for data storage is $255. This is almost 15% higher than the iPhone 6s. According to the data submitted to IHS, the cost of all components similar model top of the Communicator Apple is $211,50, while production of the 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus, according to estimates by the same company, costing California giant in $236.

Disassembly Galaxy S7 showed that some Samsung components are manufactured independently. The most expensive component of “the Koreans” is a single-chip platform Qualcomm Snapdragon 820. Each chip cost Samsung about $62. In the second place most expensive was module 12-megapixel camera, costs $13,80. Other hardware, including a housing, a protective glass for the front and rear panels, the display is Super AMOLED and built-in flash drive, experts have estimated in $174,30. Another $5 is the Assembly of the smartphone.

Recent years, the cost of smartphones is growing, says IHS. Manufacturers following Apple increasingly using glass, metal body and other premium content.

“Samsung is obviously looking at the experience Apple began to use such things as metal casing and other design decisions similar to the decisions of U.S. competitors, said analysts. In the end, the Korean phone company is sold cheaper than the iPhone, but it costs more expensive in production”.

The report notes that this is a rather rough estimate of the cost of the gadgets, which ignores the many other costs of the manufacturer, including the cost to develop devices, logistics and marketing. But they give at least a rough idea about the real value mobile devices.

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