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Samsung and iPhone cost to build devices.

The cost of building an iPhone 6s and Samsung S7.

Have you ever wondered how much money the materials that make your iPhone or Samsung device amount to compared to their selling price? The researchers at IHS Technology are back at it again with the tear down part for part pricing list for the iPhone 6, iPhone 6s and the newest released Samsung S7.

It cost Samsung $255 to make the Galaxy S7, the same it cost it to make the Galaxy S5 two years ago, As of right now, the full retail price of the Galaxy S7 stands at $670 in the US. The most expensive component in the Galaxy S7 is the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 system chip, at an estimated cost of $62. Keep in mind that the cost estimate includes figures for hardware components and doesn’t include an estimate for the cost of software development, marketing or distribution.

Exploded views for Samsung S7.

Exploded view for iPhone 6s Plus

It costs Apple an estimated $236 to make and assemble its new iPhone 6s Plus, roughly one-third the $749 retail price of the smartphone. Apple spent about $52.50 on the touch-sensitive displays that are at the heart of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus’ 3D Touch feature. The iPhone 6s and 6s Plus’ new A9 processor cost roughly $22.

iPhone 6s Hardware Price Sheet

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