Galaxy S8 costs Samsung $307.50 to build

It appears that you might be paying $400 more for the new Galaxy S8, but did you know that it costs more to build than other phones from major competitors, which makes it the most expensive phone to build to date.

According to an estimate released by IHS Markit, the Galaxy S8 costs Samsung $307.50 to build, more than Samsung’s previous devices —the Galaxy S7 and S7 Edge— which reportedly costs $255.10 and $271.20 to make. Whereas it costs Google $285.80 to make the Google Pixel XL and Apple $224.80 to make the iPhone 7. Continue reading

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iPhone 8 With Curved Screen Could Be Released as Soon as Next Year

So all Apple needs to do to stay in business is to increase their prices and people will come? According to the Wall Street Journal, the new iPhone 8 could be releasing as soon as next year. It’s been reported that Apple has been testing out more than 10 different prototypes and some have seen a curved screen with no home button. The report states that the new model will house a 5.8-inch OLED display (instead of a LCD screen) with, of course, higher resolution. With OLED technology, a backlight is not needed, therefore thinner and lighter phones can be created. The new iPhone iteration may also include an embedded home button, as opposed to the current location on the iPhone 7′s design. Continue reading

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