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Samsung's refined and reimagined Galaxy S9+, with its 6GB RAM and dual rear-facing camera, is almost as costly to manufacture as Apple's fancy iPhone X.
If you thought the $349 HomePod was expensive, it turns out Apple spends a lot to make its first-ever smart speaker, which makes profit margins pretty thin.
A standard 64GB iPhone X costs $357.50 to make. Disregarding labor, research and development costs, that's $642.49 that Apple pockets per unit.
Apple's 64GB iPhone 8 Plus predictably costs more to make than an entry-level iPhone 7 Plus, but still less than Samsung's standard Galaxy S8.
But even at an estimated $412.75, it only makes up 36 percent of the US retail price for the 256GB iPhone X. iPhone prices in China rocket up.
At an estimated $307.50, Samsung's Galaxy S8 bill of materials, manufacturing costs included, exceeds Apple's iPhone 7 expenses by more than $80.
By one count, the regular Galaxy S8 will cost $325 to manufacture, $70 more than the S7. But if what we're hearing is true, why not raise prices?
This larger Pixel costs $285.75. That's compared to the regularly-sized version of the iPhone 7 at $225 and the regular Galaxy S7 at $255.
While Apple's profit margins should remain the largest in the industry, the iPhone 7 bill of materials exceeds that of the 6s.