Now, a new report by the research firm IHS, shows that the Samsung Galaxy S6 edge 64 GB (Verizon model) costs around $290 to build. This means the handset is more expensive to make than any of Apple's latest iPhones (6, 6 PLUS), which can cost up to $263 (iPhone 6 Plus 128 GB) to manufacture. The S6 edge is obviously also more expensive to build than a Galaxy S5 ($256).
Unsurprisingly, the most expensive component inside the Galaxy S6 edge is the curved Quad HD display: at $85 per unit (you can buy a decent, complete smartphone for that kind of money), the unique, dual-curve screen accounts for 29% of the total cost of an S6 edge. The next most expensive part inside the S6 edge is the octa-core Exynos 7420 processor, which is manufactured by Samsung itself, and costs $29.50 to make.
Who could forget the Nokia 3310? And then Nokia just kind of disappeared from the landscape of the smartphone industry. The good news is, Nokia is back. And this time, with a big screen, big battery and small price. The company is claiming for two-day long battery time. It seems too much but we have seen Nokia handset with a long battery time, so we can trust it. The Nokia 3.2 is available to buy from Amazon starting from £129.99 which makes it highly affordable smartphone. There are two color options: black or grey steel.
With this price tag, you get 6.26-inch HD display, Snapdragon 429 chipset, 2GB or 3GB of RAM, 16GB or 32GB of storage and Android 9 Pie. You can go for the expensive model tough, with 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage, if you are like me who download so many apps at a time and keeps hundreds of pictures in their smartphone. Also, 3GB of RAM should give the Nokia 3.2 a little more speed when it comes to playing video games or using apps, although don't expect too much speed as it is an only entry-level smartphone. Nokia is targeting budget-conscious consumers who don't use their devices much.
The selling point for Nokia 3.2, however, is its two-day battery time even with a large screen. The battery is 4,000mAh and with an only 720p display, the power consumption demand isn't much. Nokia is by far the most affordable rival to the Moto G in the UK. It has AI features like biometric face unlock that is pretty cool for such a modest device. You can also use Google assistant - giving you options to set timers, schedule reminders, play music or ask for the nearest sushi restaurant. .If you are a Nokia user, let us your experience with Nokia devices.
The long wait of Nokia fans in India has finally come to an end. The company launched its flagship smartphone Nokia 9 PureView in India. Unfortunately, the device isn't cheap and has a slight difference from the Samsung Galaxy S10e. The OnePlus 7 Pro runs on Qualcomm's latest 7nm Snapdragon 855 octa-core processor, and the Galaxy S10e is powered by Samsung's 8nm Exynos 982 processor. Indian consumers will be able to purchase the Nokia premium smartphone from Flipkart as well as Nokia.com starting today. It will also available at major retailers and stores across India from July 17.
HMD Global is providing the early customers with an exclusive premium one month Nokia Mobile Care. This would help the Nokia users to get access to the first-hand customer support as well as to the experts who will guide Nokia users to get the most out of the Nokia 9 PureView. Customers buying Nokia 9 using HDFC bank credit card will get 10 percent cash back on installments and regular purchase.
The Nokia 9 PureView has come up with five camera array featuring ZEISS optics. The phone uses two RGB 12MP resolution sensor coupled with three monochrome 12MP sensors. Together, HMD Global claims the five-camera array can use the 10 times more light than a regular single sensor camera. The Nokia 9 PureView has a big 5.99-inch pOLED display with Quad HD resolution and protection of Gorilla Glass 5. It is powered by the old Snapdragon 845 octa-core processor. It is powered by 6GB RAM and 128GB storage. The device has a 20MP front camera for selfie pictures. It has an in-display fingerprint sensor, dust, and water resistance as well as 3320mAh battery with wireless charging support. The Nokia 9 PureView comes with Android 9 Pie out of the box and is guaranteed to receive two major updates and three years of monthly security patches.
The unsubsidized price of the Galaxy S7 in US is $670 and according to an American industry research firm, that price tag has a profit margin of $415 on each handset! The research firm known as IHS published a report recently which shows that Samsung manufactures each unit of the S7 at a price of $255, inclusive of everything.
According to IHS, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 chipset that is powering Samsung's 2016 flagship devices in the US (the international variant is powered by Samsung's own Exynos 8890), is the S7's costliest part. Samsung however, buys the chipset at roughly $62 a piece. The 12-megapixel camera at the back of the S7 is its second most expensive part and it costs Samsung around $13.80 per module and an additional $5 for assembling and installing each unit.
Everything else like the glass back panel, the Super AMOLED display, the aluminum frame, internal storage, RAM, front camera, sensors and microphones come within a budget of $174.30. If this report has any truth to it, then Samsung's margin of profit on the Galaxy S7 is just astounding! It makes you wonder how much profit the South Korean manufacturer is making on every S7 that it sells outside the US, where it uses its own Exynos 8890 chipset which should cost even less than the Snapdragon 820.
Limefuel Lite is a 15,000 mAh Dual-USB Battery Charger Pack With LCD Screen which will cost you only $34.99. Just think about what you could charge with a 15,000 mAh battery. Flagship Android smartphones pack a 3,000 mAh battery on average, so the Limefuel would provide about 5 charges.
And because this unit has dual-USB ports, with 1A and 2.1A output, you could charge your tablet with it, but also your Bluetooth earphones and speakers, Android Wear watch, MiFi router, and more.
The Limefuel Lite also packs a handy LED flash for those power outages or dark nights, and an LCD screen to show you exactly how much battery you have left and which ports you are using. It measures 5.8 × 2.8 × 0.9 inches and weighs only 12 ounces, making it close to the size of 3 Galaxy S5s stacked on top of each other-not bad!
The recently announced Samsung Galaxy Note Edge is already up for pre-order in Germany, though it's been priced at a rather insane €1,000. It turns out, that it might actually be that expensive.
And since €1,000 is more than €880, you probably shouldn't expect to see the Note Edge in the bargains category at any retailer. Interestingly, the aforementioned China Mobile employee later took down his post about the Note Edge, so let's count this whole thing as an unconfirmed rumor for now.
On the other hand, the same individual has since written about the Galaxy Note 4's launch in China. Apparently this is set to go down on September 26, in fact the exact same day on which we've recently heard that the new phablet would become available in South Korea.
China Mobile will reportedly have two versions of the Note 4 on sale. The "regular" N9100 will be priced at CNY 5,399 ($878, €678), but may not support that particular carrier's flavor of 4G.