Breaking News
Design How-To

Samsung Galaxy S4 BoM pegged at $236

3/20/2013 08:18 PM EDT
16 comments
NO RATINGS
More Related Links
View Comments: Oldest First | Newest First | Threaded View
Page 1 / 2   >   >>
eewiz
User Rank
CEO
re: Samsung Galaxy S4 BoM pegged at $236
eewiz   3/21/2013 3:58:54 AM
NO RATINGS
236$ BOM and the phone is sold for ~600$. Theres a lot of room for other Asian vendors, to simply compete on price. I feel in another 3-5 years ASP of a top smartphone like this will drop to 300$. Already Nexus 4 and Xiaomi(top brand in china) are being sold for ~300$

tangey
User Rank
Rookie
re: Samsung Galaxy S4 BoM pegged at $236
tangey   3/21/2013 3:17:02 PM
NO RATINGS
Samsung CE is paying 50% more for an Soc from its own group, than it is from a 3rd party ? Question is, why bother ?

Dave1010101
User Rank
Rookie
re: Samsung Galaxy S4 BoM pegged at $236
Dave1010101   3/21/2013 4:09:13 PM
NO RATINGS
Broken link on the "large image" of chart

CommonSense1
User Rank
Rookie
re: Samsung Galaxy S4 BoM pegged at $236
CommonSense1   3/21/2013 6:18:10 PM
NO RATINGS
Link is still broken.

m00nshine
User Rank
Manager
re: Samsung Galaxy S4 BoM pegged at $236
m00nshine   3/21/2013 7:29:29 PM
NO RATINGS
Better question is at vertically integrated company, what is true BOM cost when supplying to yourself?

cordovan66
User Rank
Rookie
re: Samsung Galaxy S4 BoM pegged at $236
cordovan66   3/21/2013 7:50:41 PM
NO RATINGS
Regarding the broken link, remove the trailing period to make it work.

docdivakar
User Rank
Manager
re: Samsung Galaxy S4 BoM pegged at $236
docdivakar   3/21/2013 10:35:47 PM
NO RATINGS
There is also the dealer / major distributor margin that must be factored in to the $600 list price tag. My guess is that Samsung will probably see a healthy margin over the scrubbed BOM/COGS but it won't be 150%. MP Divakar

docdivakar
User Rank
Manager
re: Samsung Galaxy S4 BoM pegged at $236
docdivakar   3/21/2013 10:37:08 PM
NO RATINGS
Nice catch! It worked...

GeeKv2
User Rank
Manager
re: Samsung Galaxy S4 BoM pegged at $236
GeeKv2   3/22/2013 8:29:27 AM
NO RATINGS
Why is the thumbnail pic of the HTC One? Come on EEtimes, you are better than this.

woohoo
User Rank
Rookie
re: Samsung Galaxy S4 BoM pegged at $236
woohoo   3/22/2013 10:40:09 AM
NO RATINGS
236$ BOM and the phone is sold for ~600$. Who will account for all the R&D, marketing, distribution costs?? Surely, after all the court battles Sammy is no longer going to rely on just mimicking features. I agree that 600 is a tad too much but people are happy to pay then why not? Do Appl have exclusive rights to be the only rip-off allowed in this world?

Page 1 / 2   >   >>
August Cartoon Caption Winner!
August Cartoon Caption Winner!
"All the King's horses and all the KIng's men gave up on Humpty, so they handed the problem off to Engineering."
5 comments
Top Comments of the Week
Like Us on Facebook

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EE Times on Twitter
EE Times Twitter Feed
Flash Poll
Radio
LATEST ARCHIVED BROADCAST
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.