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Samsung Galaxy S5 costs $256 to manufacture

IHS reported a materials bill of the new Samsung phone.

Apr 15 2014, 9:27am CDT | by

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Samsung Galaxy S5 costs $256 to manufacture

IHS has released its report concerning Samsung Galaxy S5’s teardown. The report unravels the approximate costs of materials used to create this phone and came to the appalling conclusion that the phone costs $256 to build. However considering that its predecessor, the Galaxy S4 cost somewhat similar ($244), the news is not that great a shock. The 5.1” full HD Super AMOLED display is perhaps the most costly part of the phone.

The display alone costs $63, which is still $12 cheaper than the display utilized on the Galaxy S4. Alongside this, the DRAM and flash memory are worth $33. By streamlining its products, Samsung probably hopes to reduce the manufacturing cost of its flagship phone.

The fingerprint sensor costs just $4 which constitutes a much cheaper cost than what iPhone 5S’s finger print sensor incurs in its manufacturing process. Apple’s flagship phone costs around $199 with the sensor alone costing $15, considering that the materials employed in Samsung’s sensor and in that of Apple’s differ, this price differentiation is plausible. IHS’s report however, does not include marketing, distribution, software and R & D costs.

 

Source: IHS

 

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Samsung Galaxy S5 mini and Young 2 to arrive in the UK in days

Source: Cool Smart Phone

The Samsung Young 2 and the Samsung Galaxy S5 mini are due to arrive here in the UK in a matter of days. Sasmsung tell us that the shrunk-down version of the S5 will arrive in Samsung Experience Stores and Carphone Warehouse from August 7th (next Thursday), with the “afforable” Young 2 popping up the week after. The Samsung Galaxy S5 mini, detailed here, has a 4.5″ AMOLED screen (720×1280), a quad core 1.4GHz CPU, Android KitKat, 8 megapixel camera with autofocus and a flash, and up fr ...
Source: Cool Smart Phone   Full article at: Cool Smart Phone 1 day ago, 5:36am CDT
 


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