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Report: This Is How Much It Costs Samsung to Build the Galaxy S8.

 
It appears that Samsung’s new flagship phone — the Galaxy S8—costs more to build than other phones from major competitors, which makes it the most expensive phone to build to date.

 
According to an estimate released by IHS Markit, the Galaxy S8 costs Samsung $307.50 to build, more than Samsung’s previous devices —the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge— which reportedly costs $255.10 and $271.20 to make. Whereas it costs Google $285.80 to make the Google Pixel XL and Apple $224.80 to make the iPhone 7.

 
Of course, Samsung has not confirmed whether or not these figures are accurate, so:

What do you think, especially when you consider the starting price of the Galaxy S8 which is at $749.99 and other elements —such as Research & development — that go into making a device as impressive as the Galaxy S8?

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12 comments on “Report: This Is How Much It Costs Samsung to Build the Galaxy S8.

  1. Sunbo says:

    I never knew that

    1. Kaybang® DANANANA BATMAN!™ says:

      Well now you know, don’t you?

  2. KingAbsolute says:

    In other words, Apple is making excess gain from sales.
    This is ever why Samsung phones will be expensive, the build cost is always high & rising.

  3. That is not official costs from the phone makers. Only them can truly tell what it cost them to build the devices.
    IHS Markit may have analyzed the cost the hardware used in building the devices, but don’t forget the human labour that went into the production, and possibly other expenses that can not be directly measured.

  4. Diverswift says:

    Yeap, I agree with Odira Ndubuisi. All this are just estimated, you never can tell the actual cost of building the devices. However, it should come close to that figure.

  5. Techmate says:

    I took the grain of salt.

    1. Kaybang® DANANANA BATMAN!™ says:

      Yeah, me too. It really helped with the tasteless rice and vegetable stew I ate this evening.

  6. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, IT COST MORE TO GET THE PHONE TO THE HAND OF THE CONSUMERS. MARKETING, R&D, ROYALTIES, PATENCY AND THE LIKES.
    ITS BEEN A NORM THAT APPLE RIP OFF PEOPLE…

  7. Ayoola says:

    The Infinix S2 Pro is an impressive phone but it still looks similar to previous infinix devices in terms of design except for the dual front camera setup. A good phone shaa.
    Commenting from OriginalSpecs.Com

    1. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

      … WELL, I GUESS THIS IS A MISTAKE BUT THAT WOULDN’T STOP ME FROM SINGING 🎶 THE ICONIC ‘AYÉ LE O, ÌBÒSÍ Ò’ BY TỌ́PẸ́ ÀLÀBÍ THAT’S NOW BEEN USED IN COMIC VIDEOS…

  8. Pwilliams says:

    excuse me bro☝ do you remember what the topic says?

  9. Niyi says:

    Impressive

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