It is common place for new smartphones to get torn down, and then usually they get priced out. It is always interesting to see what manufacturers are paying for components that they use in their devices. Typically a $550-650 (retail) smartphone will actually cost approx. $150-200. The Blackberry Z10 has gone through the tear down process, and now CNN Money has broken it down and shown that the Z10 costs approx. $154 to make.
Here is the breakdown of what each component in the Z10 costs,
- Dual core CPU $23.50
- Touchscreen $26.50
- Camera component $15.00
- Flash storage $9.00
- Other components (battery, chip etc.etc.) $ 21.00
- Remaining materials (chassis, enclosure etc.etc.) $ 59.00
You can check out the report from CNN Money from the source link below.