Shocking but yes, it is true Samsung new smartphone Galaxy S4 costs around $237 to build a 32 gb model.
In a recent teardown from IHS has unveiled the actual manufacturing cost of Galaxy s4. The pricing estimation was derived from information and device specifications released by Samsung, combined with information regarding known components and suppliers.
Vincent Leung, senior analyst for cost benchmarking at IHS said in an interview that “ Although its hardware is not radically different from the Galaxy S III introduced in April of 2012, the Samsung Galaxy S4 includes some critical component updates that enhance its functionality as well as its BOM cost..
Among the upgrades are a larger, full high-definition (HD) display; a beefed-up Samsung processor; and a wealth of new sensors that set a record high for the number of such devices in a smartphone design. And despite the larger display and other changes, the Galaxy S4 has roughly the same width and the same ease of handling as the Galaxy S III. ”