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Samsung Galaxy S9+ Cheaper to Make Than iPhone X, But Costs More Than Galaxy Note 8: TechInsights

While it is cheaper than the Galaxy Note 8 for the consumers, the new Galaxy S9+ is apparently the most expensive Galaxy series phone to build. Samsung reportedly spends $379 (approximately Rs. 24,700) in manufacturing the Galaxy S9+. This is more than the cost incurred in producing the Galaxy S8+ and Galaxy Note 8 as well as the Apple iPhone 8 Plus. However, the overall cost of goods sold (COGS) ... Read More »

Trump Health Agency Challenges Consensus on Reducing Costs

WASHINGTON — For several decades, a consensus has grown that reining in the United States’ $3.2 trillion annual medical bill begins with changing the way doctors are paid: Instead of compensating them for every appointment, service and procedure, they should be paid based on the quality of their care. The Obama administration used the authority of the Affordable Care Act ... Read More »

Blogger shares her tips on cutting your costs in London — plus, get a free fiver from our rewards club

LIVING on a low income can be really tough. An estimated 13million of us live in households bringing in £15,000 a year or less before tax, so every penny counts. So if you need some help stretching out your budget, Polish money blogger Martyna Sroka can help. GETTY – CONTRIBUTOR An estimated 13million of us Brits live in households bringing ... Read More »

CyberPowerPC’s Oculus-ready system costs $499 — if you buy a Rift

CyberPowerPC’s $499.99 Gamer Ultra VR is the first desktop ready for the Oculus Rift headset that is priced under $500, but there’s a caveat. You’ll need to buy it with the Oculus Rift headset, which costs more than the PC at $599.99. The bundle will put you back $1,099.98, but that’s still a good deal for an Oculus Rift plus desktop, ... Read More »

32GB Google Pixel XL costs around $285 to make

The 32GB version of Google’s Pixel XL has an estimated Bill of Materials (BoM) of $285.75, including component costs and assembly costs. This is according to the BoM experts at IHS, who have released their report regarding Google’s smartphone today. This, however, does not mean that the entire difference from $285.75 to the $769 selling price for this model is ... Read More »

BlackBerry DTEK50 becomes official, runs Android and costs $299

Over the past few weeks we’ve seen a lot of leaks and rumors regarding BlackBerry’s second Android-running smartphone. At various points this was referred to as Hamburg, Neon, or DTEK50, with an official press render leaking mere hours ago. And now we know that, out of those three, BlackBerry chose DTEK50 to be the phone’s official name. As rumored, the ... Read More »

Lower costs help 3M profit top estimates

3M, the maker of Scotch tape and Post-it notes, reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit and backed its 2016 forecast as it cut jobs to keep costs low. 3M’s shares were up 2.7 percent at $141.23 in premarket trading on Tuesday. Adam Jeffery | CNBC The company reaffirmed it 2016 financial forecast of a 1 percent to 3 percent sales growth, ... Read More »

5.5″ Lenovo Vibe K4 Note unveiled – costs just $180

Lenovo has launched the K4 Note, now known as Vibe K4 Note, in the Indian market. The phone is priced at INR 11,999 ($180) and will be available on Amazon through a flash sale model starting January 19, 2016. The Vibe K4 Note is a mid-range smartphone, slotted above last year’s K3 Note, which continues to sell. It has a ... Read More »