The retail price of any smartphone is much higher than its cost, and there is nothing strange. In addition to compensation for components, packaging and transportation of the finished device, the company is also seeking to make a profit. Not everyone is in fact working for free, is not it? Whatever it was, to know the real cost of a smartphone is extremely interesting. Today in the queue – Galaxy S5. What is the cost of production of the South Korean leader and, most importantly, what parts require the largest investments? Let’s find out.
It turns out that smartphones can be disassembled with a different purpose. Someone is trying to test their skills engineer, collecting and examining the device several times, and someone, for example, estimates the level of maintainability. However, there are companies that are engaged in the evaluation of components in terms of money. IEEE Spectrum – just one of them. It was through the efforts of its representatives we will be able to solve the mystery body Galaxy S5. In other words, look under the lid.
The current flagship became a thousand times better than its predecessor – Galaxy S4. The latest iteration of “Galaxy” was the big screen with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, 16-megapixel camera, quad-core Snapdragon 801 with 2.5 GHz and many other nice features. How much more do you think, production costs Galaxy S5 compared with the Galaxy S4? Breathless: The components of today’s flagship just 90 cents more expensive than those of its predecessor and is 215 dollars 44 cents.
The most expensive component of the device became camera, display, as well as the processor and its components. Their value was 20, 46 and 47 dollars respectively.
It is noteworthy that the engineers managed to significantly reduce the cost of components of the processor. By connecting the components together some costs have decreased by 20 percent. Naturally, compared with the Galaxy S4.
Another interesting detail was the price of sensors. Their amount in the fifth version of corporate smartphone increased by at least two. We are talking about fingerprint scanners and sensors heartbeat. Despite such significant innovations from a user perspective, expenses increased by only one dollar.
The failure of the Galaxy S5 has led to massive layoffs in Samsung
As Samsung began cleaning personnel reserve: fired three leaders of the mobile unit Samsung, several dozen less important managers and marketers. The main reasons – falling profits and sales plans unfulfilled Galaxy S5. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Korean giant sold for the year slightly less than half of what was planned, and the main disappointment was just Galaxy S5, for which no one was standing in line, and that is in no hurry to praise the press. The second phase of anti-crisis measures – this is the first 7 years of repurchases to $ 2 billion. Or maybe just one more advertising about Apple removed?
Samsung has released an update to Android 5.0 Galaxy S5
Company Samsung, a month after the appearance of the network code of the new OS to AOSP, has released an update to Android 5.0 Lollipop for flagship smartphone Galaxy S5 (model SM-G900F).
According to SamMobile, device owners have already started to receive updated firmware and proprietary shell TouchWiz.
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Among the first countries to which the update came, was Poland. As representatives of the South Korean giant, a few days later “update” will spread to other countries of the Old World.
The update can be installed on the smartphone using the Samsung Kies with a wired connection or via OTA. Impatient users can install the update manually.
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