By Legacy | October 13, 2010 7:30 PM
iSuppli have taken apart Nokia’s latest handset the Nokia N8 and estimated the total cost of components to be $187.47 which is a whole 4 cents cheaper than Apples iPhone 4 which they had previously estimated at $187.51.
The estimate is purely based on the cost of the components and does not take into account any labor, shipping, marketing, licensing or R&D. According to the report, Samsung supplied the AMOLED screen and the camera module cost $31.08.
The N8 sells for 529 euros ($733) on Nokia’s Finnish website and $549 on its U.S. website, without a contract. The iPhone 4 16 GB device sells for $748.99 unlocked on Amazon’s U.S. site, or $199 from Apple with a two- year AT&T contract.
Photography and video are among the N8′s main selling points, with a 12-megapixel main camera using a five-element Carl Zeiss AG lens and a front-facing camera for video calls. Nokia aims to sell 50 million devices based on the revamped Symbian 3 operating system that debuted on the N8.