Wednesday, 16 April 2014 15:56

Galaxy S5 costs $256 to manufacture

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According to a report released by IHS Technology Samsung's flagship Galaxy S5 costs a whole $ 256. Specifically this price indicates how much cost components that ultimately make the Galaxy S5, the most expensive part is definitely 5.1 inch display which accounts for the amount of $ 63. Despite the cost of the screen it is still $ 12 cheaper when compared with the cost of the screen that came with the earlier Galaxy S4 model.

The second most expensive part is the DRAM and flash memory which are according to IHS's estimate worth $ 33. For fingerprint reader Samsung needs to allocate an amount of $ 4, while heart rate sensor costs only $ 1.45. Finally the process of putting the device together in a single functional unit costs $ 5 per unit. When these amounts are added together to obtain the final amount of $ 106.45, which would mean that all other components are worth a total of $ 149.55.

Yet this amount applies only to the hardware of the device, while it does not include costs such as research and development, software creation, marketing and distribution.

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