Folk at IHS Inc have disassembled a Samsung Galaxy S7 unit to find out how much is Samsung paying to put together such a premium device. According to IHS report, Samsung pays roughly £180 to assemble the Galaxy S7, while the retail price (SIM free/unlocked model at Clove Technology) is £549, tax included.
Whatever the price, Samsung Electronics expects major sales throughout 2016, as the company recently announced that it recorded 2.5 x more pre-orders (between February 22 – March 10) than it ever received for any previous Galaxy smartphone.
Carphone Warehouse, one of UK’s largest retail firms, announced a 200% increase in pre-orders for both the Galaxy S7 and Galaxy S7 Edge, when compared to last year sales of the Galaxy S6/S6 Edge; with over 60% of the customers wanting the curved on both sides model.
The most expensive hardware part found in the S7 is the Snapdragon 820 chipset, which costs about £44; that is almost a quarter of the total cost of the hardware. Please note, that Qualcomm’s S820 chip is built in Samsung’s factory.
An extra $5 is being added by IHS at the total cost of the S7, which makes for the assembling of the device.