Galaxy S6 Edge Is Costing More To Build Than The iPhone 6 And 6 Plus

Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, The Galaxy S6 Edge, Samsung has deployed a first update for the Galaxy S6 Edge earlier this week, But we must believe that it was not enough. Now the institute IHS reveals today curved smartphone production costs of Samsung. Specifically, the price of components, retail and in total. A phone that is obviously the most expensive ever produced by the Korean company, as indeed accurate Re / Code.

As can now read the latest report from IHS, The total price of the components of the 64 GB Galaxy S6 Edge, commercially available at a price $ 290. Last year Samsung galaxy S5 released costs about $34 per unit, Apple’s iPhone 6 and 6 Plus is the most expensive versions of the iPhone. IHS estimated $ 247 and $ 263 phones at the top end of the cost of the materials. And the Phone 64GB version sells for $ 699 without any contract.

Galaxy S6 Edge Is Costing More To Build Than The iPhone 6 And 6 Plus

Samsung unfortunately not detail the contents of the patch. The manufacturer merely states that fix several bugs and it optimizes the system. No change to the kernel in contrast, is still on the 5.0.2 version of the platform.

The cost of the parts of a bill of materials known in the electronics industry lingo has been climbing steadily in recent years, According to the words of Andrew Rassweiler, who heads up research efforts.

As you can imagine, the most expensive component remains dual edge screen with a price of 85$ each or 29% of the total price of the phone. Next is the Octo core Exynos 7420 processors engraved in 14 nanometers and produced by Samsung itself amounts to 29.50 $. Then come to the The phone has 3GB worth of Samsung-made DDR4 memory which costs about ($ 27), The 64 GB 2.0 UFS memory costs (25 $) and Qualcomm network chip ($ 15) found on the model sold at Verizon.

Of course, the amounts stated above relate only to the costs of components and do not take into account the cost of assembly and packaging, or even expenses related to advertising and the sums invested in research and development, which are difficult to estimate. The question is whether the production costs of the device are sufficient to justify its price.