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.