Sources: Samsung [PDF], Bloomberg
quote: Samsung's margins on Galaxy smartphones are reportedly quite high. The components aren't cheap, but the plsaticky body uses cheap materials and is easy to make, which combined with the high costs yields a large margin.
quote: You're saying Samsung's plastic is "cheap", but other peoples plastic isn't. That makes no sense lol. It's the same stuff!
quote: Just because something is lightweight and made of plastic, doesn't mean it's "cheap"
quote: If you want an example of an entirely fanboy-based response, look no further than my entire posting history