The Galaxy S6 Edge despite its high price is a huge success, but is it really so much more expensive than the regular model? A new report has analyzed how much it costs to produce a Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge in its entirety. The report shows that the unique curved screen makes the Galaxy S6 Edge the most expensive smartphone that Samsung has ever made.
Galaxy S6 Edge
In addition to the higher production costs, the Galaxy S6 Edge also an expensive smartphone to buy, because the 32GB version is available for 849 euro and a doubling of storage memory is another 100 euro extra. When we add together all the materials we arrive at a figure of $290 dollars for the 64GB version, converted about 272 euro. This amount includes all parts and the cost of the assembly, but we will not count the cost of development, software, distribution and of course marketing.
The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is also more expensive than the new iPhone models. The iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus costs $247 and $263 respectively to produce. The Galaxy S5 costs $256 to make, while the Galaxy S4 with $244 at the launch slightly lower levels.
The most expensive part of the Galaxy S6 Edge is the curved screen that this time on both sides light goes through in the frame. Combined with the touch screen will cost this part $85. Developed by Samsung’s Exynos 7420 SoC costs $29.50 to make and 3GB DDR4 memory has a price of $27, while the 64GB storage memory costs $25. Furthermore it used the American Verizon variant baseband chip from Qualcomm costing a $15.