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

By on November 2, 2010 at 8:09 AM.

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. More →

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iSuppli: Nokia N8 packs $187 in parts

By on October 13, 2010 at 7:28 AM.

iSuppli: Nokia N8 packs $187 in parts

According to market intelligence firm iSuppli, Nokia’s N8 handset is stuffed with exactly $187.47 worth of components. The Finnish handset manufacture’s Symbian^3 device sells for €529 and $549 in Finland and in the U.S. respectively. iSuppli notes that the most expensive component is the device’s 3.5-inch Samsung AMOLED display and touchscreen panel, which carry a price tag of $39.25. Other high end components in the device include 16 GB of mass storage ($37.12), a 12 megapixel camera with Carl Zeiss lens ($31.08), and a $22 chipset the houses components from both Texas Instrument and Broadcom. Nokia is aiming to sell 50 million Symbian^3 devices; Nokia’s second Symbian^3 device, the C7, was just recently released. More →

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