TheGraphics, 10 Jan 2015You don't have any knowledge of manufacture price and still acting all knowing. Clothes only c... more$3 manufacturing cost ? ever been to Economic,commerce or Accounts classes ? What about other cost like Rent, wages, Control cost, patent royalty, taxes like import and export, margin for retailer, distributor and whole sellers . It don't come free or even cheap. If you feel its so cheap in Mobile manufacturing then how could the co. reports just 1.7% net profit ?
Anonymous, 10 Jan 20151%-2% is materials and everything else are for advertisement, patents, taxes, shipping, etc.People like them think life is Cityville - everything is free
TheGraphics, 10 Jan 2015You don't have any knowledge of manufacture price and still acting all knowing. Clothes only c... moreif its true then why sony reported a loss of $1 billion ? Why LG has reported only .5% profit ? why Xiaomi itself reported just 1.7% profit ? Why with just fall in 15% sales Samsung profit turn just 8% from 17% ?
TheGraphics, 10 Jan 2015You don't have any knowledge of manufacture price and still acting all knowing. Clothes only c... more$3 Manfacturing expenses ? ever went to Economics classes ? a single LCD itself cost, of good quality, nothing less then $30 and what about cost of control and patents ? Motorola has the best supply chain in the world , as per forbes , do you think it comes free ? Will you not count labour, commision on sales for retailer, distributor, import and export taxes, packing , rent and all those servers that run for phone , those too carry a price . Fixed cost like these are unavoidable, thus with only very low margin such phone can be launched or with very low quality .
TheGraphics, 10 Jan 2015You don't have any knowledge of manufacture price and still acting all knowing. Clothes only c... more1%-2% is materials and everything else are for advertisement, patents, taxes, shipping, etc.
Anonymous, 10 Jan 2015What is the point of selling product if there is no good margin ? At this price it is totally ... moreYou don't have any knowledge of manufacture price and still acting all knowing. Clothes only cost less than $1 and sold for $100+ as branded. Cellphones, can be manufacture $3~6 with metals are more expensive in total cost and resell for like $100+. This is why they earned millions of dollars. You still think its a low margin. Maybe perhaps you should do your research first big mouth.
This gonna be butthurt for samsung fanboys and samsung itself.
So! can samsung beat that price with that specs!?
You know the answer fanboys! haha!
Anonymous, 09 Jan 2015This is plain playing aggressiveWhat is the point of selling product if there is no good margin ? At this price it is totally clear that there is thin or no margin and even possiblity of negative margin . Just to capture market and to become 1 no. in terms of sales is a wasted if there is no margin ? Do they think in long run all competitors shall dry up and they will charge at-there-wish price ? Do they think that Premium product Apple , Blackberry , Motorola users will switch to them and leave there loyal and prestigious brands ?
Anonymous, 09 Jan 2015This is plain playing aggressiveyes thats true
Jovan Leon, 10 Jan 2015This is just plain nuts! There is no competition whatsoever! There's not a single sub $100 pho... moreI agree with you. It's just nuts. And xiaomi isnt just another company out there. If they launch this phone wordwide they are going to gain such amount of market and money that it's insaine. Forgett nokia 101 most selling device when "now" almost everyone can afford smartphone. Nokia 215 cost 29 bucks and this is 65 it's just nuts.
This is just plain nuts! There is no competition whatsoever! There's not a single sub $100 phone out there that has hd screen, not even Chinese! Let alone LTE! And that is why Xiaomi went from a non-existent to the world's 3rd largest
smartphone distributor in just 4 years! And this year, they will rule the world. For sure.
And you have to pay samsung for galaxy a5 400 euro. Hah what a robbery. And for what??
Honestly, $65 for a decent entry level phone with a mid range spec is a great deal.
Even Samsung sell it's entry level Galaxy Young 2 and Galaxy V with rubbish specs, won't last long and at a higher price.
For USD65, this is simply crazy considering I bought a Nokia Asha 501 for USD85 barely a year and a half ago.
now thz z goin to kill many big players incl. samsung... if it launches in india then we have no competition in lower segments as it will capture the whole market...
These phones are the future. Those that are gonna sell in millions.
M.G, 09 Jan 2015So technically a person doesn't have money to buy a high end phone but has money to pay high d... moreNo, a person has money but has no desire to pay tons of money for yet another crappy phone made to be replaced after 1 or 2 years max. So if it's gonna be crappy anyway, then better to be cheap