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eewiz
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re: Samsung Galaxy S4 BoM pegged at $236
eewiz   3/25/2013 4:12:03 AM
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re: Samsung Galaxy S4 BoM pegged at $236
fatihsim   3/24/2013 12:14:53 PM
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Now, at the rate current rate of innovation in this industry, it isnt very far IMO. Also in another 1-2 years Amazon is going to release a smartphone(an educated guess) which does pretty much everything that sammy does for ~250$, 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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re: Samsung Galaxy S4 BoM pegged at $236
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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re: Samsung Galaxy S4 BoM pegged at $236
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.

eewiz
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re: Samsung Galaxy S4 BoM pegged at $236
eewiz   3/22/2013 12:25:05 PM
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@woohoo. In the new world you cant make money in hardware unless you are super innovative. Yes Apple and samsung are in that category for now. But like any other industy, once the smartphone industry matures(ie becomes like todays notebook industry) you cant command a premium price, unless you have something super unique. Now, at the rate current rate of innovation in this industry, it isnt very far IMO. Also in another 1-2 years Amazon is going to release a smartphone(an educated guess) which does pretty much everything that sammy does for ~250$, 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.

eewiz
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re: Samsung Galaxy S4 BoM pegged at $236
eewiz   3/22/2013 12:15:42 PM
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haha yeah. I too thought the same :)

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re: Samsung Galaxy S4 BoM pegged at $236
woohoo   3/22/2013 10:40:09 AM
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236$ 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?

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re: Samsung Galaxy S4 BoM pegged at $236
GeeKv2   3/22/2013 8:29:27 AM
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Why is the thumbnail pic of the HTC One? Come on EEtimes, you are better than this.

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re: Samsung Galaxy S4 BoM pegged at $236
docdivakar   3/21/2013 10:37:08 PM
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Nice catch! It worked...

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re: Samsung Galaxy S4 BoM pegged at $236
docdivakar   3/21/2013 10:35:47 PM
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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

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