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Posted by: Omar Luna
« on: March 03, 2019, 23:39:43 »

Still cost more than than the iphone to make and manages to cost 1k
Posted by: Stan Z.
« on: March 03, 2019, 22:35:43 »

Unfortunately, articles like this one never mention the research and development (R&D) costs required to engineer and release a phone. The costs of the equipment and software required to design such a device, as well as the cost of prototyping and testing said device can run in the billions of dollars. Once you add the expense of paying employees (and third-party companies) to design, test, build, package, market, package, and ship the phone, Samsung is most likely not making nearly as much profit as this article suggests.
Posted by: TC22
« on: March 03, 2019, 22:20:01 »

This is a little bit of an oversimplified analysis... Component costs may have only increased by $40, but we do not have visibility of R&D, Engineering, and Testing costs. These can be quite expensive!
Posted by: S.Yu
« on: March 03, 2019, 18:03:35 »

Clearly this is only the hardware cost, also it would provide perspective if there are figures regarding competing flagships at this price point.
Posted by: Redaktion
« on: March 03, 2019, 15:01:21 »

According to Tech Insights, Samsung's new flagship, the Galaxy S10+, cost US$420 to build. That represents a US$40 increase over the manufacturing cost of last year's S9+, while the devices' MSRPs show a massive US$160 differential.

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