iSupply stats say N8s BOM is $187.47 four cents less than iPhone 16GB.
When the approximately $9.50 manufacturing expense of the N8 is factored in, the total rises to $196.97.
This is based on pricing from iSuppli’s estimates in June, although Apple’s component prices have reduced since then.
“The N8’S BOM shows Nokia is targeting the product squarely at the touch-screen smart phone segment now dominated by the iPhone,” said Andrew Rassweiler, director, principal analyst and teardown services manager, for iSuppli.
“Although the two phones differ markedly in key areas, including the camera and the core silicon, both are designed to hit similar production cost budgets.”
iSuppli breaks down the costs as follows:
Camera subsystem: $31.08
Display and touchscreen: $39.25
Memory subsystem: $37.12
Applications, media and baseband processing subsystem: $22.00.