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.

Supply chain may strangle Xiaomi Mi 6, leave customers waiting

Production issues with the glass, ceramic and chipset for the phone are not working out for Xiaomi, a company usually behind the ball on stock.

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.

Analysts believe LG G6 costs less to make, invest in stock

In fact, the chaebol could take a 20 percent cost advantage thanks to depressed prices from component manufacturers. Investors are also feeling chipper.

Weibo: Galaxy S8 will cost more to make, but maintain its price

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?

Samsung will take your 10nm chipsets and eat them

It’s been making chipsets for its own phones as well as other manufacturers’ phones. Samsung hopes to hitch the lead as chipsets get more efficient.

How much should a smartphone cost?

When tear-downs reveal that a smartphone costs $250 to make, why is it we are willing to pay $650? That’s a lot of markup, or is it?

iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus production costs reportedly up

Apple is able to milk a ton of margin for its iPhones…