IHS report: Galaxy S6 Edge more expensive to make than iPhone 6 Plus

Samsung's Galaxy S6 Edge looks and feels like a very expensive device. An analysis from IHS shows that you indeed get what you are paying for.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge, check out my full review, is a very expensive smartphone, but has a look and feel that matches the high price. According to IHS, the 64GB Galaxy S6 Edge is more expensive to make than the 64GB Apple iPhone 6 Plus.

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge is estimated to cost $290.45 while the iPhone 6 Plus is estimated to cost $240.05. While IHS compares the full price on Verizon, showing the iPhone 6 Plus is $50 more, T-Mobile's retail pricing shows the Galaxy S6 Edge is $10 more.

The one cost where both Apple and Samsung make huge margins on consumers is the cost of additional storage. According to IHS, Samsung charges $100 extra to go from 32GB to 64GB and 64GB to 128GB while the estimated cost for the memory is just $13 and $26, respectively.

The highest cost component is the 2560x1440 pixel resolution Quad HD Super AMOLED display with the processor, RAM, and internal storage next in value.

ZDNet's Adrian Kingsley-Hughes posted the iFixit teardown of the Galaxy S6 Edge last week, revealing the full list of internal components along with the low repairability rating. I can't imagine risking a repair on today's expensive modern smartphones so don't care much about the rating, do you?

More ZDNet Samsung Galaxy S6 coverage

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