Mobile phones are becoming more expensive with each generation, and the cost of manufacturing has also increased with the adoption of more powerful processors and 5G support. This is the case Galaxy Note 20 Ultra: it is in pre-sale in Brazil for the price of R $ 7,999, and it is estimated that this smartphone costs US $ 548.90 to Samsung to be manufactured.
THE Counterpoint Research calculated how much each piece of Galaxy Note 20 Ultra costs for Samsung – this is the bill of materials (Bill of Materials, or BOM). These figures do not include expenditure on research and development, software, marketing or taxes.
The most expensive component is the Qualcomm X55 modem with 5G support and its respective antennas for connectivity in millimeter waves (mmWave) and sub-6 GHz frequencies. Next is the huge 6.9-inch screen with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. This alone corresponds to 34% of the total cost.
The Galaxy Note 20 Ultra is sold in two models: one has a Snapdragon 865+ chip, and the other comes with Exynos 990 – it is sold in Brazil. In the Qualcomm processor variant, parts supplied by Samsung itself account for 50% of the total cost. In the Exynos variant, the Korean share rises to almost 70%, according to Counterpoint.
|Memory and storage||$ 61.50|
|Cellular connectivity||$ 97.20|
|Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC etc.||$ 10|
|Energy management||$ 6.30|
|Printed circuit board||$ 14.50|
|Body and buttons||$ 27.00|
Galaxy Note 20 Ultra costs more than S20 Ultra
The parts of the phone itself are estimated to cost $ 468. This increases to $ 548.90 when adding the assembly, S Pen, accessories, packaging and software licensing – you must pay to embed the Google Play Store on Android, for example.
|Galaxy Note 20 Ultra parts||$ 468.00|
|Assembly and testing||$ 18.70|
|Software and intellectual property||$ 25|
|Charger and cables||$ 6.00|
|Headphones and other accessories||$ 5.00|
|S Pen||$ 25|