Counterpoint Research has released a breakdown of the bill of materials for the Samsung Galaxy Note20 Ultra 5G, which is just under $ 550. Component costs account for approximately $ 468 of this.
The rest of the money goes into assembly and testing, accessories, and everything else that is needed before the phone can be sold. Retail price is $ 1,300 (before discounts and trade-ins).
The researchers make an interesting note: the components for the mmWave version of the phone cost about 1
With these Snapdragon versions, almost 40% of the component money goes to Qualcomm. Components made by Samsung account for 50% of the cost. That number rises up to 70% on Exynos models (the chipset and modem are two of the most expensive components).
Counterpoint highlights several design achievements including the NXP module which combines UWB, Secure Element, NFC and eSIM in a single package. Qorvo, Largan Precision, and Corning also get nods.
“Samsung has done an excellent job developing, manufacturing and integrating several 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. The total cost of the parts list is slightly less than $ 550. The component cost is around $ 468. This is commendable for a device with a list price of $ 1,299, ”said Ethan Qi, senior analyst.