It is more expensive than last year’s Galaxy S7. IHS Markit has just released a report detailing the cost of production of Samsung’s latest flagship smartphone, the Galaxy S8. According to analysts, the preparation of a single device (64 GB) costs the Koreans $ 307.5.
Producing a single copy of the Samsung Galaxy S8 is $ 43.34 more expensive than the Galaxy S7 and $ 36.29 more expensive than the Galaxy S7 Edge. IHS Markit did not charge for the preparation / purchase of all parts of the flagship, but we know that for the NAND flash memory and DRAM Koreans paid a total of $ 41.5 while the 3000 mAh battery cost $ 4.5. A single smartphone is $ 5.9.
The Samsung Galaxy S8 costs around $ 720. This does not mean, however, that on every copy the company earns $ 412.5. The producer also incurs costs associated with storing, marketing and transporting equipment, pays taxes, and also spends huge amounts on research and development centers. Only in 2016, the Koran’s fiscal R & D divisions allocated $ 13 billion.