Nokia N8 parts cost $187 according to iSuppli

Oct 13, 2010
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Nokia N8 parts cost $187 according to iSuppli

At this point we know just about everything there is to know about the Nokia N8. We posted up our review of the handset over the weekend. We have also had a look at the inside of the device thanks to iFixit. Today we get a rundown of what the N8 costs to build courtesy of iSuppli.

According to iSuppli, the cost to build the Nokia N8 is $187. The most expensive of those components is the screen according to iSuppli with an estimated cost of $39.25 for that part alone. To compare iSuppli has estimated that it costs Apple $187.51 to build the iPhone 4.

The two smartphones have significantly different prices for unlocked versions despite the similar cost to build. The N8 sells for $549 sans contract from Nokia. The iPhone 4 on the other hand sells for $748.99 via Amazon with no contract. The N8 screen is a 3.5-inch AMOLED and is built by Samsung with a touch controller from Synaptics. The chipset for the OS costs $22, the 16GB of flash storage is $37.12, and the camera element costs $31.08.

Via Bloomberg


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