Counterpoint Research has released a bill of materials breakdown for the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G, which amounts to just under $ 550, component costs make up around $ 468.
The rest of the money goes to assembly and testing, accessories and everything else that is needed before the phone can be sold. The retail price is $ 1,300 (before discounts and trade-ins).
The researchers make an interesting note: components for the mmWave version of the phone cost around 1
With these Snapdragon-based versions nearly 40% of the component money goes to Qualcomm, with components made by Samsung accounting for 50% of the cost. This number rises to 70% for Exynos models (the chipset and modem are two of the more expensive components).
Counterpoint highlights several design wins, including the NXP module which combines UWB, Secure Element, NFC and eSIM in one package. Qorvo, Largan Precision and Corning also get a nod.
“Samsung has done an excellent job of designing, manufacturing and integrating more advanced technologies and components in a very thin and light form factor compared to the previous generation flagship models and with a competitive BoM cost structure. Achieving the total BoM cost is slightly less than $ 550 with a component cost of around $ 468, which is commendable for a device with a list price of $ 1299, “says senior analyst Ethan Qi.