A research firm IHS iSuppli has recently revealed that Nokia is spending $209 on the material of its flagship smartphone model, Lumia 900.
I cannot question the build quality of Lumia 900 as it certainly has a premium quality material.
The cost mentioned by IHS iSuppli is the 46% of handset’s retail price. Both, Nokia and Microsoft, are trying to increase their market share in the smartphone business. A recent release of Microsoft Office Mobile on Symbian phones is also a move to divert people from iPhone and Android phones.
iSuppli said, “The Lumia 900 represents a make-or-break effort by Nokia and Microsoft to re-establish their foothold in the smartphone business.”
Nokia is using, in its Lumia 900, memory chips from Micron and Elpida, Samsung’s display that costs $58, and some other smaller components from STMicroelectronics and Broadcom. Lumia 900 runs on the processing chip from Qualcomm.