The guys over at Tech Insights have taken apart the new Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and this has revealed the parts cost and build cost for the handset.
According to the report, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 costs Samsung around $240 to build, including parts and build costs, this means that Samsung is making quite a bit of profit on each handset.
TechInsights initial bill of material costs for the Galaxy Note 3 amount to US$237.50. This is an increase of nearly $20 over the costs of the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 HSPA device. We estimate this increase in cost is directly related to the improved (and larger display module of 5.7” versus the previous version at 5.5”) and the usage of the Qualcomm MSM8974 baseband/applications processor. Other significant improvements are also noted in the NAND and SDRAM where the amount of memory has increased by 100% and 50% respectively.
Head on over to Tech Insights to find out more details on what was found inside the Samsung Galaxy Note 3, and also have a look at some more of the tear down photos.
Source Tech Insights