While Motorola's Moto X smartphone certainly looks interesting and bears the "Assembled in the USA" stamp, it also has a rather high price which apparently does not relate to the actual BOM cost as it adds up to US $221.
While most companies complain about the actual cost of manufacturing or assembling on US soil, according to the report from IHS, Moto X is rather cheap to build, since it is practically based on a year-old Qualcomm chip and two chips from Texas Instruments, adding up to US $221.
IHS esitmates that the components used in the Moto X add up to US $209, while the manufacturing cost is around US $12 per unit. If the IHS figures are correct, assembling the phone in the US is around US $4 to $5 more expensive when compared to China and Taiwan.
In case you missed it earlier, Moto X costs US $575.
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