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Samsung Galaxy S4 BoM pegged at $236

3/20/2013 08:18 PM EDT
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eewiz
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eewiz   3/22/2013 12:15:42 PM
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haha yeah. I too thought the same :)

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eewiz   3/22/2013 12:25:05 PM
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@woohoo. In the new world you cant make money in hardware unless you are super innovative. Yes Apple and samsung are in that category for now. But like any other industy, once the smartphone industry matures(ie becomes like todays notebook industry) you cant command a premium price, unless you have something super unique. Now, at the rate current rate of innovation in this industry, it isnt very far IMO. Also in another 1-2 years Amazon is going to release a smartphone(an educated guess) which does pretty much everything that sammy does for ~250$, they will make money out of the phone primarly from services and selling the devices at cost. Already if you check Xiaomi/Google Nexus handset, it is pretty much up there with sammy for 300$. Apple still has a distant chance of its uniqueness in OS. But their volumes may not be sustainable too.

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GeLy-MyOtherRideIsABMWS1000RRScooter   3/22/2013 3:30:23 PM
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What's amazing is that they can build it at $8.50. I'll gladly pay $600+ or whatever for awesome tech stuff, than spend this $ at a couples of Vikings game.

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selinz   3/23/2013 3:55:03 PM
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I still find it amazing that I can go to Fry's (or whereever) and find a laptop for less than $300! But in fairness, the laptop at that price is not 1080p. But that includes a MS operating system, etc. Samsung is as good as anyone at dropping the price until sales meet production capacity and I suspect that they will do the same here...

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fatihsim   3/24/2013 12:14:53 PM
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Now, at the rate current rate of innovation in this industry, it isnt very far IMO. Also in another 1-2 years Amazon is going to release a smartphone(an educated guess) which does pretty much everything that sammy does for ~250$, they will make money out of the phone primarly from services and selling the devices at cost. http://www.medikalurunler.com Already if you check Xiaomi/Google Nexus handset, it is pretty much up there with sammy for 300$. Apple still has a distant chance of its uniqueness in OS. But their volumes may not be sustainable too.

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eewiz   3/25/2013 4:12:03 AM
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