ISuppli published a report in which they revealed the fact that Samsung’s Galaxy Tab combined components and production costs is around $214.57, which is less than their estimate for the components of the Apple iPad.
The main factors why Galaxy Tab has a reduced cost is because of its smaller and lower resolution display compared with Apple’s iPad which costs around $264.27 to manufacture for the 16GB 3G version.
“Instead of matching up with the iPad on a feature-by-feature basis, the Galaxy Tab really is larger version of Samsung’s Galaxy S smart phone,” said Andrew Rassweiler, director, principal analyst and teardown services manager for iSuppli. “While the design approach makes the Galaxy less expensive to produce than the iPad 3G, it also makes for a product that lacks the same usability. The Galaxy Tab’s screen resolution, size and technology are not at the same level as the iPad. This is a critical difference, given the fact that the display is a key differentiating factor for the iPad.”
ISuppli’s estimated price for the Display & Touch Screen is set to $57.00, making it the most expensive component but less than the iPad’s display of $98. The next in the list is the Memory which costs $51, the battery $10.60 and the camera $7.95, with a manufacturing cost of $9.35.
The complete list with Samsung’s Galaxy Tab component prices as well as further details can be found in the gallery bellow.
Pictures courtesy of ISuppli.