[Community] A smartphone with 4 inch or a tablet with 7 inch screan

Dr. H. Nikolaus Schaller hns at goldelico.com
Mon Jan 6 14:47:55 CET 2014

a happy new year.

Am 06.01.2014 um 14:28 schrieb Parchet Michaël:

> Hello,
> Is it possible for you make a smartphone with 4 inch screen like iPhone or tablet with 7 inch screen ?

Yes, it is possible. But it depends on the price you (and others) want to pay for it.

If you want a single unit according to your specifications, please expect more than 5000 EUR to cover prototyping, engineering salaries, certifications, production setup etc.
If you want let's say 1000 units, you can expect less than 500 EUR. 

The reason is that development and one-time-cost is spread over all devices and chips get cheaper if you buy more at once.

If you want a display comparable to the iPhone (aka Retina Display with capacitive touch), it is not easy to buy them to your specifications because Apple owns the display production
facilities. It might be easier to jailbreak an iPhone and install the software you like.

> Could you answer me please ?

Yes, but please do a search of previous answers first, since they may have already been answered before and people on this
list don't have the time to answer the same topics over and over.

> Best regards
> Happy new hear

Same to you,
Nikolaus Schaller

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