+Steve Chippy Paine
most high-end ARM Powered phones are manufactured for less than $200. That's components and the assembly, all included. Sure enough Samsung has Billions of dollars invested in new AMOLED factories, and starting the new 32nm Exynos4412 is expensive, but they deal with economies of scale, their investments are more than recouped by the tens of millions of devices that they are sure to sell using these screens and processors. Also, it seems Samsung is ready to open Exynos and Super AMOLED to more manufacturers now. Also consider the Exynos4 are quite close to Apple A5 processors, probably manufactured in the same Samsung ARM Processor foundries, so all of Apple's huge orders also helps Samsung lower their costs with scale. The iPhone4S costs $150 to make and Samsung Galaxy S3 is probably around $200 mainly because the 4.8" Super AMOLED is a lot more expensive than the iPhone retina display.