Samsung Galaxy S8 Material Costs Much Higher Than Predecessors

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Since the unveiling of Samsung’s Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ handsets, both devices have earned a great deal of appreciation from the global market.

While early reviews for both handsets have mostly been positive, new reports are showing that Samsung had to go the extra mile to ensure that its latest flagships are capable of competing with some of the best handsets in the mobile industry.

According to one fresh report, Galaxy S8 was manufactured with a bill of materials (BOM) cost that is seen higher than that of the company’s previous versions in the handset segment.

Further, from the report, the 64GB internal storage version of Samsung Galaxy S8 has a bill of components costing about $301.60.

Also, after adding $5.90 which is the basic cost of production, sums up the total manufacturing cost to $307.50. The Galaxy S8 is sold at a retail price of $750 in the US, while the India price is set at Rs. 57,900.

Also, one report showed the estimated total to be $43.34, which is higher than that of the Galaxy S7 that saw $36.29 higher than the total build cost of the Galaxy S7 Edge that was previously considered as a better comparison to the Galaxy S8.

To sum everything up, the Galaxy S8 reportedly costs about 20 percent more than its predecessor. Samsung says it is still yet to perform a teardown analysis on the larger Galaxy S8+, but it’s likely to be higher than the Galaxy S8 handset. As of now, Samsung is still yet to fully confirm this news, so we admonish readers, to take it with a pinch of salt.

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