Samsung has finally officially released their top pair of smartphones, Galaxy S8 and S8 Plus. It is only the beginning of the year, but these devices might end up the smartphones with the best reviews on the market. Also, now you can purchase them from any retail partner for quite a high price, as their reputation requires.
Samsung Galaxy S8 enchants the eye with a beautiful Infinity Display, and does not let you down when it comes to performance. Underneath, it is fashioned with a powerful Qualcomm Snapdragon 835. After not reaching the expectations with Galaxy Note 7, Samsung struck a hit with a masterpiece in both hardware and software.
How much did it cost to manufacture Galaxy S8?
The analytics company IHS Markit revealed some possible costs that Samsung must have undergone to manufacture the Galaxy S8, and they were higher than the average expenses typical for regular smartphones on the market.
Thus, the total cost reaches $307.50, including the sophisticated display, internal storage, chip, and glass panel. This is quite a lot, namely $36.29 more than the previous Galaxy S7. When comparing it to Apple smartphones, the gap is even bigger. The difference between Galaxy S8 and iPhone 7 is of $83.
However, Samsung did not comment on these estimates, so we cannot be sure that they are accurate. Moreover, Tim Cook, the CEO at Apple, declared on multiple occasions that such estimated were usually not accurate.
Samsung released two luxurious smartphones
Anyway, if we look at these figures, we discover that Galaxy S8 is the smartphone with the highest manufacturing costs, followed closely by Google Pixel XL, with costs of $285.80. Therefore, it is understandable that it is sold at such a high price on the market, and Samsung needs to recover their reputation after the unlucky experience with Galaxy Note 7.
There are not many differences between S8 and S8 Plus. Plus only has a slightly larger screen, and its battery life is better. Both smartphones were announced in March, and were released almost a month later.
Besides Snapdragon, Galaxy S8 also sports 4 GB of RAM, an internal storage of 64 GB, which can be expanded to 256 GB. What is exciting about it is the Bluetooth 5.0 features, which allows two Bluetooth headsets to be connected to the phone at the same time. Some other interesting features are the powerful 8-megapixel front camera, the wireless charging option, and the water resistance.
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