We have some important news to bring to those who are planning to buy a Samsung Galaxy Tab this month, as it has been reported that the actual cost in materials to make the device is around $200.
As most of you will be aware, much of the Galaxy Tab focus has been about it’s premium price point and at $500+ plus, it doesn’t actually come very cheap. If the total materials cost is $200, what happens to the other $300+?
As Phandroid reports, the extra costs goes into labour, R&D costs, marketing distribution and software development, all of which you could argue that you shouldn’t have to pay for. Then again, we are in 2010 of course and this is a natural practise on almost all electronic products you see in stores.
Just knowing that the device costs $200 to make though certainly isn’t pleasing, but there isn’t a great deal which could be done about it. What are your thoughts on this revelation? Are you angry about it, or were you already aware that material costs are cheap compared to the final retail price?
Check out a review of the Samsung Galaxy Tab here.