Galaxy S9 Plus vs Note 8

Samsung Galaxy S9+ costs more to build than Note 8, slightly less than iPhone X

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.

Apple settles for uncharacteristically low HomePod profit margins to score volume

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.

Apple reportedly spends more on iPhone 8 Plus manufacturing than 7 Plus, profit margins still hefty

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.

3D Touch for iPhone 8 will cost more than double for Apple

The sensor that makes 3D Touch happen will go up in price by about 150%, but Apple’s dedicated to making the iPhone 8 as pretty and strong as it can be.

Samsung Galaxy S8 predictably costs more to make than S7 and S7 Edge, way more than iPhone 7

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.