As smartphone OEMs try to think up of ways to include new and exciting technology in their products, it also means that obtaining and producing these components will not necessarily come cheap. This is why in the past we have heard reports of how whenever Apple comes up with a new iPhone design, their manufacturers usually have a tough time piecing it together.
The same problem is apparently about to plague Samsung because according to the latest reports out of China, it seems that Samsung’s Galaxy S8 will cost the company more to manufacture than previous Galaxy S handsets, and apparently this is due to the rumored 256GB of storage that will be offered with the phone.
According to the estimates, overall this will cost Samsung about 28% more than the previous generation. Now the good news is that if you were worried that these increased costs would be passed down to the customers, it seems that Samsung is expected to maintain the current pricing, as in we probably won’t be seeing a price hike to balance the difference in costs.
Of course this will mean that Samsung will see slightly lower profit margins, but given the negative press they’ve received with the Note 7, we’re pretty sure hiking the price of the Galaxy S8 will not be winning them any new fans or customers. In any case take it with a grain of salt for now, but if the Galaxy S8’s price were to be increased, is that a phone you would still be interested in purchasing?
- Super AMOLED
- 568 PPI
- f/1.7 Aperture
- Wireless Charging
- Snapdragon 835