Previously we shared the iFIxit teardown of the new Moto X smartphone, but that only focused on the repairability of the device. A new teardown from the folks at IHS focused on the BOM (Bill of Materials), which is basically how much the parts cost to manufacturer the device (not including marketing). By IHS' calculations, the BOM for the Moto X is precisely $221 USD. As a reminder for comparison purposes, the Moto X costs $199.99 on-contract and $579 off-contract for the 16GB version. The 32GB model costs $249.99 on contract or $629.99 without a contract.
What's surprising about this is that the manufacturing cost side of the device is about $4-$5 bucks higher than what it costs to manufacture flagship smartphones in Asian countries. It's also interesting to note that this price is about in the middle of the pack when compared to the BOM of other flagship smartphones. For example, the SGS4 costs $236 and the iPhone 5 is $207. Share your thoughts in this "insider info."
Source: AllThingsD via MotoXForums