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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.
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.
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.
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.
In fact, the chaebol could take a 20 percent cost advantage thanks to depressed prices from component manufacturers. Investors are also feeling chipper.
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?
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.
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?
Apple is able to milk a ton of margin for its iPhones and for good reason(?), too: they’re great pieces of mobile machinery enhanced with tightly-controlled software. And, like it or not, under Tim Cook’s leadership, the company’s been rolling in the (pie) dough. So, with the record weekend the iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus had over the weekend, it came time to find out how much of a killing each device fetches for Cupertino.
Part one of the (unofficial) answer? $404 for a 16GB model iPhone 6s, according to a quick Teardown.com assessment. The outlet actually [...]