IHS studied electronic “stuffing” flagship Smartphone Samsung Galaxy S5, estimating the cost of components and the cost of production unit.
Cost of Samsung Galaxy S5 is estimated at $256
Well, first let me Recall you the Specification of Samsung Galaxy S5: Galaxy S5 has a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED touchscreen display with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels (431 ppi), the S5 is equipped with a Quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 with 2.5 GHz, 2 GB of RAM, Intel memory capacity of 16/32 GB. 16-megapixel camera with video recording with a resolution of 4K and battery of 2800 mAh.
The most expensive element in this Smartphone according to IHS is Screen, which is priced at $ 63. On operational chips and flash memory in total comes to $ 33. Another $ 4 goes to the fingerprint sensor. For comparison, the iPhone 5s similar component costs $ 15. Built in the Galaxy S5 sensor heart rate is estimated at about $ 1.5.
Build a Smartphone, according to IHS, total cost is $ 256. This is more than the Galaxy S4, Cost of which was estimated at $ 244.
Note that in the USA retail Galaxy S5 with 16 GB of memory sold for $649.99. However, we must remember that the data do not include IHS spending on advertising, licensing, etc.