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Samsung Galaxy S4 production cost estimated at $244

20 March, 2013 | Read the news | Post your comment
Samsung Galaxy S4 production cost estimated at $244 - read the full textIn its usual fashion, IHS iSupply has posted its virtual teardown of the Galaxy S4 revealing an estimate of its bill of materials (BOM). The company believes that the materials for the HSPA+ version of the Galaxy S4 costs $236, which when added to the manufacturing cost, give a total production...

 

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Guys, what is the profit for a well known pair of jeans, or shoes, or whatever? And what`s the selling price?
That is a lot more outrageous than this.
Do think of all the R&D that goes into a product before it`s released.

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  • 2013-04-11 20:22
  • MxL{

Manufacturing cost is just $244 but they are charging almost $700. What are they? some kind of modern bandits,depredators or plunderer??!!

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  • 2013-04-03 08:11
  • EyQS

People Here do not loose your head, the fact is no matter what we speak & comment the price of this baby is not going to come down with that. So, don't frustrate yourself here.

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  • 2013-03-22 15:38
  • XNtq

$579 - 244 = $335 profit. who's not greedy now?

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  • 2013-03-22 07:01
  • Lbqx

> In reply to Brainstormer @ 2013-03-21 17:21 from tU3T - click to readNo one cares.

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  • 2013-03-21 19:33
  • p2IX

Guys,I'm a polymer engineer and daily deals with plastics and their various tests.
Colour:Being a polycarbonate is not enough for making it high performance. Adding a colour masterbatch into the moulding itself makes a colour durable forever but at the same time costly affair.
Strenth and impact strength: compositions matters most. More importantly weakest link for any product is always joints or moving parts.

I personally and professionally will prefer build quality of lumia 920,though heavy, with injection moulded colour and unibody design,its hardly anything which can break it. I'm not commenting on other parameters

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  • 2013-03-21 17:21
  • tU3T

> In reply to samdung @ 2013-03-21 13:45 from IaDh - click to readhahah you still think that?!?

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  • 2013-03-21 16:38
  • Jsj4

> In reply to samdung @ 2013-03-21 13:45 from IaDh - click to readPeople working in Samsung Korea paid well. You never know how hard to get into Samsung Korea. They are all highly educated people.

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  • 2013-03-21 15:09
  • nF3K

This new samsug s4 has a horrible design, and predictable boring specs and is ridiculously highly priced... not worth the money... the Sony xperia Z is much better in many ways

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  • 2013-03-21 14:55
  • X3X@

Samsung pay their Korean factory workers less money than Apple..
yet they charge $600 for their phone. they are worse than apple i think!

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  • 2013-03-21 13:45
  • IaDh

everyone used to hate apple for its high profit.

now its time to hate Samsung for charging $600 for a piece of plastic that uses buggy android.

samsung is greedy!

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  • 2013-03-21 13:43
  • IaDh

It has not added the RND, patent license and marketing cost.

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  • 2013-03-21 11:57
  • txq1

so low cost and charge us so high? :(

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  • 2013-03-21 09:26
  • IaHc

> In reply to likeasir @ 2013-03-20 14:10 from IVNq - click to readiOS doesn't have as many features as android and is not at all versatile like android, hence it does not need much cores. It is such a closed OS and with such less features and no burden at all to the OS, it is a little faster than android. When comparing to the Galaxy S3 or Note 2, the iPhone 5 feels like a child's toy to me to actually be honest.

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  • 2013-03-21 06:51
  • wMHH

> In reply to Anonymous @ 2013-03-20 23:26 from nbuy - click to readNo way. In Hell. Dont worry about the budget or anything lol

It just wouldnt be worth making if they are spending that much.. Look at Miaomi phone.. better specs.. retail $300.. dont listen to this rubbish..

And you think Sammy is perfect.. I found this and am surprised GSMARENA didnt do an article on it..

http://forums.whirlpool.net.au...hive/2030080

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  • 2013-03-21 05:09
  • sy9C

> In reply to AJ @ 2013-03-20 17:00 from XNtq - click to readI agree, but this will be my 2nd samsung device, 1st was way back in 2005, when i bought SGH-X100, and then never bought samsung again, these days popularity of their phones are high, but at the same time, lots of users complaining about quality of existing samsung devices really making me think whether to buy it or not, but i have a plan to purchase it in 1st week of September, i guess its price maybe reduce by 50$ by the time.

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  • 2013-03-21 04:37
  • tt8C

Galaxy S series are ok, nothing special. They are just popular like McDonald's and Toyota.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...yer_embedded

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  • 2013-03-21 03:48
  • kg3C

Sadly, out of the 600 people will pay for the phone, 200 will go to marketing. People, why buy phones from companies that spend money on marketing rather than research and development?

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  • 2013-03-20 23:26
  • nbuy

> In reply to why so serious.. @ 2013-03-20 17:19 from XMYk - click to readJust a software, because of that software nokia now in deep trouble. Eg:symbian, windows.

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  • 2013-03-20 21:33
  • t1$E

> In reply to joonius @ 2013-03-20 19:18 from qbYR - click to readAgree with you, but this guy will definitely have a stupid answer for your comment. Let him be. He is one of those traditional close minded people who doesn't want to understand & know things around. God Bless him & let him get well soon.

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  • 2013-03-20 19:36
  • XNtq

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