Android 7.1 Nougat, Google Assistant and some other products were announced at the event in which the Mountain View presented the Google Pixel and Google Pixel XL. Smartphones, manufactured by HTC, with prices that many left them behind.
Perhaps the bad habit of the Nexus 4 and 5, with its outrageously low prices, has put us in mind that the Nexus (and now Pixel) should not be as expensive as the rest of the high end. Reality finally gave us across the nose with a price for the Google Pixel XL 769 dollars.
However, like any terminal since time immemorial, has its manufacturing cost, as we shall see, it is somewhat higher than other competitors. This time we will see the costs Samsung Galaxy S7 (small), the iPhone 7, the Huawei P9 and, of course, the Pixel XL to get an idea. All data are taken from IHS, whose gallery see table at end of article.
Google Pixel XL 32 GB, 285 dollars
The price of manufacturing the Google Pixel XL is $ 285.75, where the costs of basic manufacturing (US $ 7.75) is included, being the cost of materials totaling $ 278. But desgranemos the price of some of the most important components and see how much you spend the big G in them.
The, a Snapdragon 821 processor, it costs Google $ 50, a price that will hit a little when we see a bit Snapdragon 820, but do not get ahead and continue. The Li-Po 3450 mAh battery, manufactured by LG Chem, sale for only $ 4, while the pair of cameras cost $ 17.60.
If we go to all the reports, both the NAND 32GB Samsung as RAM LPDDR4 SK HYNIX cost $ 26.50. Finally, the 5.5-inch AMOLED screen and QHD resolution (Samsung, obviously) goes for $ 58. We can not forget that cost $ 10 charger, cable and adapter that come in the box.
Samsung Galaxy S7 of 32 GB, 255 dollars
The first flagship this year from Samsung, the Galaxy S7, which went on sale for about $ 670, cost 255.05 dollars manufacture including basic manufacturing ($ 5.50). The first thing you’ll notice is the cost of Snapdragon 820, a whopping $ 62, curious when the Snapdragon 821 for Pixel XL, as we saw, is $ 50.
Ascribe this difference in price over time, since the data from IHS are March and may have changed in recent months. Of course, we do not forget the Exynos version (they are like Teruel, also exists), but no data of its price, which we live with mystery.
SuperAMOLED screen, 5.1-inch QHD resolution, manufactured by Samsung itself, goes for $ 55, the second most expensive component terminal (between the two almost half the cost of manufacturing the terminal eat). Battery, 3000 mAh Li-Po, manufactured by Samsung, costs $ 3.65.
Turning to the cameras, the rear goes for $ 13,70 and the front for $ 1.95. For the part of the memories, we have the Samsung NAND 32GB for $ 7.25, while the RAM (LPDDR4) 4GB goes for $ 25. Finally, the contents of the box has a value of $ 6.40
Another major competitors, and the greatest enemy of Samsung, pulled its flagship market for $ 649 in its basic version (32 GB storage), but its manufacturing is 224, $ 80. If you look at your processor, the Apple A10, manufactured by TSMC, leaves them for $ 26.90.
The Apple A10 is a quad-core chip built on 16 nm FinFET architecture 64-bit and 6-core GPU. Turning to the IPS screen, whose manufacturer is not mentioned, 4.7 inches and 1,334 x 750 pixel resolution, it goes for $ 43, making it the most expensive component.
As for the cameras, the set of 12 MP and 7 MP front behind goes for $ 19.90, the manufacturer is not mentioned. Li-Po battery of 1,960 mAh, manufactured by Huizhou Desay is priced at $ 2.50, while its NAND memory of 32 GB of SK Hynix, next to the ** 2GB RAM DDR4 LP, manufactured by Samsung worth 16,40 dollars.
Huawei P9, 205 dollars
The first flagship the year of Huawei, the Huawei P9, is the cheapest of all, both starting price (about $ 600) and in manufacturing 205.25 dollars, which includes $ 6.50 of basic manufacturing. The, the Kirin 955 processor, manufactured by themselves, is priced at $ 27.
FullHD IPS screen of 5.2 inches, manufactured by Japan Display, goes for $ 27.50, standing for only half dollar, as the most expensive component after the processor. If we had the cameras and Bluetooth and WLAN module, the set (rear dual camera, front and said modules) remain at $ 19.50.
Cameras, incidentally, are manufactured by Sunny Optical Technology. As for the battery, the manufacturer is not specified, 3,000 mAh Li-Po, is priced at $ 3.65.
Google, the most wins by terminal sold
After seeing all this litany of data from some (not all) of the components and their costs, the only conclusion we can reach is that everyone has a margin of not too distant benefits. The more profit margin has for terminal sold in Google and its Google Pixel XL with $ 483.25.
$ 60 difference between the search engine and Apple, the second, with a margin of $ 424.20. Just after, with $ 414.95 profit per terminal sold, comes Samsung, Huawei being like the last with $ 394.75 that take profit by selling its P9.
As you can see, we have taken into account all output prices, since data manufacturing costs are also the time of its release, so that they can vary today, just for the record. We must also bear in mind that the benefits are reduced if we take into account transport costs, advertising, etc.
I think the most striking thing about all this is that Google wants to make as much money with their smartphones as other manufacturers or more, and the proof is in the benefits it brings out sold terminal, while other manufacturers remain more or less on your line. Yes, I would say that Google now is a manufacturer more, just do not have factories.