A month ago, South Korean company Samsung introduced the flagship smartphone Galaxy S20 Ultra. The device has top-end characteristics and components and is sold $1399, or a little more than one and a half thousand dollars. But how much does a smartphone really cost? TechInsights disassembled the device and calculated the cost of its manufacture.
The most expensive element of the smartphone was its 108-megapixel camera. This module alone is priced at $108. The Snapdragon 865 chip, which costs about $80, was also not cheap. In addition, the 6.9-inch display of the device is estimated at $67, and the assembly of the device at $27.
The total cost of the gadget is also collected from a flash drive ($44), a 5000 mAh battery ($8), a 5G modem ($27) and the case itself ($31). According to TechInsights, the model costs the company only $530, not including, of course, the money for advertising.