The Galaxy S4 smartphone costs about $237 for Samsung Electronics to manufacture, taking in the full bill of materials, according to IHS. AT&T is selling the 16-gigabyte version of the phone for $639 without a two-year contract. "Samsung's strength is this ability to in-source to itself," said Vincent Leung of IHS. "They just keep adding to the list of components that they can supply to themselves."

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