How much will the Samsung Galaxy S4 cost shoppers?
We still don’t know, but IHS iSuppli estimates that it costs $244 for Samsung to build the 16GB version.
IHS senior analyst Vincent Leung said in a statement that “Among the upgrades are a larger, full high-definition (HD) display; a beefed-up Samsung processor; and a wealth of new sensors that set a record high for the number of such devices in a smartphone design. And despite the larger display and other changes, the Galaxy S4 has roughly the same width and the same ease of handling as the Galaxy S III.”.”
That’s up $30.40 from what it costs Samsung to build a 16GB S3, That S3 model currently sells for about $600 to $650 off contract.
It would not be surprising for that $30 wholesale increase to result in a $100 increase to the retail price, making the S4 off contract price around $700 or more. It’s main competition, the iPhone 5, is available for $650 off contract. For the money though, you get a faster phone.
The Galaxy S4 features a Super AMOELD 5-inch display with a solution of 1,920×1,080 at 441 pixels per inch. The handset will ship with Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 or Samsung’s Exynos 5 processor, depending on region.
Samsung is holding a sweepstakes contest in which they are giving away Samsung S4’s, details here.
What do you think the price of the Galaxy s4 will be when it launches? Leave your predictions below!