iSuppli: Samsung Galaxy Tab packs $205 in materials, $215 to manufacture

Here’s a head-scratcher: analytics company iSuppli has completed its analysis of Samsung’s GT-P1000 Galaxy Tab, and, according to their report, the device contains $205.22 worth of components and costs roughly $214.57 to manufacture. The Galaxy Tab has received some serious criticism for its less-than-competitive price-point ($599 in the U.S.) when compared with Apple’s 3G iPad ($629); iSuppli estimates that the 16GB 3G iPad contains $264.27 worth of components. The Tab’s most expensive bits are its 7-inch display and NAND Flash memory which cost $57 and $51 respectively. If iSuppli’s estimates are accurate, it would seem as though Samsung voluntarily put the Galaxy Tab at the higher end of the price-point spectrum.

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