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Here’s how much the Samsung Galaxy S10 Plus materials cost



A Galaxy S10 Plus build cost estimate has been published by analytics company TechInsights, giving us an idea of how much each unit costs to produce (via PhoneArena).

Samsung‘s new flagship, revealed at the end of February, has one of the highest retail prices a consumer Samsung smartphone has ever had, ranging from $999.99 for the 128GB ROM model up to $1,599.99 for the 1TB version in the U.S.

Are these prices justified in the build materials, though?

TechInsights investigated Samsung’s homegrown S10 Plus model with an Exynos chipset, rather than the Snapdragon model headed to the U.S., with 8GB RAM and 128GB storage (the base model). The outlet’s estimates suggest its materials costs rack up to $420, around 42 percent of its $1,000 retail price.

The major expenditure is on Samsung’s beautiful Dynamic AMOLED display at $86.50, though this is only $9 up on previous displays despite the punch hole. The chipset and modems, meanwhile, come in at $70.50 per unit, while Samsung is said to be spending around $50 or so on the S10 Plus’ cameras and memory.

You can see the full component breakdown below.

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Is the Galaxy S10 Plus a rip-off?

The prices above are only estimates and many other costs affect how much Samsung sells devices for (such as marketing, research, and shipping costs). So, this isn’t pure profit for Samsung. Further, profit margins can be so extremely tight in the smartphone industry that some companies earn virtually nothing on hardware — they just to try and make money from after-sale channels. In other words, it might be unfair to look at these figures and accuse Samsung of ripping us off.

With that being said, the S10 Plus starts at around $160 more than the S9 Plus did for consumers ($840), with only around a $45 increase in materials costs. That’s where you could feel the sting of Samsung’s price strategy, though it should be noted that the S10 Plus has a better display, cameras, processing, and more storage than the base model of its predecessor. It’s better all-round, really.

Samsung is also charging less for the S10 Plus than Apple does for its iPhone XS Max, despite comparative component costs. TechInsights suggests the XS Max with 256GB storage materials cost $443, but Apple charges $1,249 for that device in the U.S.

Overall, it seems pretty much par for the course in terms of Samsung’s retail price versus manufacturing costs, but you can give me your thoughts on that in the comments. For more insights, head to the TechInsights website here.

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Huawei folding phone(Mate X) reappears to boast 5G speed




Since the start of problems Huawei with the United States, many users who have thought about the launch of Mate X. The Huawei phone with folding screen had planned to reach the market this June, and doubts about its release do not stop creating as the days pass. Where is Mate X?

First 5G tests with the Huawei Mate X

The latest clues come with official information, as the president of the Huawei smartphones branch has shared some images in which you can see some speed tests carried out with the famous phone with a folding screen. The images reveal that the maximum speed reached in the tests of Speedtest reached 1 gigabit per second, while the rise was at 100 megabytes per second.

This is undoubtedly excellent news for those interested in knowing about the first Huawei folding phone. We hope that the program runs its course and this same month when we see the phone for sale (even if only in China), although it is clear that the doubts will continue on which licenses will be affected when marketing it and, basically, what such will respond the screen to everyday use, something that as we could see did not sit well at the option of Samsung.

On the other hand, Gang assured that the speeds obtained in the laboratory tests reached the figure of 1.2 Gbps, so technically the phone is able to reach higher cruising speed, although we are very much afraid that in conditions normal the result will be similar to that of the video. At this point, there is no doubt that the 5G is tremendously fast, right?

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The mobile download speed can surpass 1 Gbps using the #5G network, He Gang, head of Huawei’s smartphone unit proved in a vlog with Huawei’s foldable Mate X handset on Tuesday.

Huawei mate x 5g testing using a customized Android version?

Taking a deeper look at the video, we can see how this unit of Mate X has a home screen where no icon of any application belonging to Google appears . It is something that could simply be a measure not to promote the company that has left out, a simple custom configuration or something even more complex, are we facing a version of Android customized by Huawei ?

This last option is the most rocambolesque, but there is another detail that is equally suspect: why is a virtual start button placed on the screen? Until now, the device had been showing the lower status bar with the classic buttons of Android, and in the case of not showing it, an upward gesture would be enough for it to reappear. As we said, these are suspicious details that generate enough doubts about the version of the operating system that is running the device, but for now, we will turn a blind eye and focus only on the results of the 5G tests.


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Huawei EMUI 9 with Android 9 Pie rolls out to Huawei P10, Mate9




There’s a lot of uncertainty swirling around Huawei at the moment and it goes beyond whether it’ll be able to make new phones in the future. Even now, owners of its existing phones are worried about the company’s capabilities to continue supporting existing phones. As if to reassure its customers, Huawei is now boasting how its EMUI 9 Android Pie experience is now on more than 80 million devices. What’s more, it’ll be rolling out to the Huawei P10 and even the Huawei Mate 9.

We’ll spare you from having to perform manufacturers’ odd math. Both running on the HiSilicon Kirin 960 chip, the Huawei P10 launched in early 2017 and the Mate 9 launched even further back in late 2016. By usual market standards, the phones are quite old. By usual OEM practices, they wouldn’t even be getting any updates at all.

And yet Huawei is boasting how it’s making EMUo 9 available to these two phones, giving them Android 9 Pie when some of their contemporaries have yet to receive it, if at all. So far, the update has only been made available to a few phone series, starting with the Mate 10 and P20, the Mate RS, and the Nova 3.

The announcement is also a show of power and force. Huawei boasts EMUI 9 will be reaching more than 100 million devices by the end of the month, revealing how many of its phones there are in the wild, not counting Honor devices. It is also trying to prove that, contrary to public perception, it can push out massive updates of its own.

Some might also see it as Huawei’s parting gift and haste. By making sure its older phones are running on the latest Android version, it gives itself more time to polish its “ArkOS” replacement. And by rushing to push the update before the month ends, it gives itself enough time to make those massive changes before the 90-day reprieve is up.


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First New Apple’s iPod Model Unveiled After Four Years




Apple presented the first new iPod model in four years on Tuesday as it continued to make a priority of serving up digital content.Advertise With Us

Concise News understands that the new-generation iPod touch, essentially an iPhonewithout the phone calls, was available in more than two dozen countries at Apple’s online shop starting at $199.

According to the vice president of product marketing Greg Joswiak, he said;  “We’re making the most affordable iOS device even better with the performance that is twice as fast as before, Group FaceTime and augmented reality,” said Apple

“The ultra-thin and lightweight design of iPod touch has always made it ideal for enjoying games, music and so much more wherever you go.”

The iPod touch evolved from the original iPod digital music player first launched by Apple in 2007.

The iPod touch became popular with people, particularly parents of internet-coveting children, who wanted mobile devices for getting online without the cost of telecommunications services.

The mobile devices can connect to the internet using Wi-Fi hotspots.

Apple earlier this year unveiled streaming video plans along with news and game subscription offerings as part of an effort to shift its focus to digital content and services to break free of its reliance on iPhone sales.

The first new iPod since the year 2015 comes as Apple shifts to emphasize digital content and other services to offset a pullback in the once-sizzling smartphone market, and with many news organizations struggling to monetize their online services.

Source: First New Apple’s iPod Model Unveiled After Four Years

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