Every Galaxy S8 that flies off the production line costs Samsung an eye-watering $307.50, which includes the price of materials and manufacturing, reveals an estimate released by renowned analytics firm IHS Markit on Thursday, April 20. For comparison, that's $82.70 more than the iPhone 7 and $52.40 more than its predecessor, the Galaxy S7.
It's hardly difficult to see why the Galaxy S8 (no figures were provided for the Galaxy S8+) is an expensive device to manufacture. At the end of the day, a quality product rarely comes cheap — and this is a prime example. The handset's innovative design, gorgeous display and beefy internals all bump up the basic manufacturing costs and bill of materials quite considerably.