Samsung and Huawei significantly outspend Apple on camera components


Apple has been making the highest margins in the industry for years, but a preliminary bill-of-materials report shows that the latest flagship phones by Samsung and Huawei are catching up, and even outspending Apple in some key areas.
The bill of materials coming from a Cowen investor note (via AppleInsider) estimates that the camera on the iPhone XS and XS Max costs around $34.50 per device, while the camera system on the latest Samsung Galaxies costs $44 per unit and Huawei’s latest P30 Pro has pushed that envelope further, to $56 for the complete set of four rear …

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