We all know the product in our hand comes to us via lots of intermediaries. Each of them adds some amount to get the profit from the product. This is how retail sales work. But all of us may be curious about the actual cost of the product in the manufacturing place and how much we have to pay the additional fee to get the item in our hands. We listed Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus Manufacturing Costs, including individual components costs. Even though we can’t accurately tell the cost since Samsung is a leading display manufacturer, so, The cost of the display may be low compared with the market price. But we did our best to show the price.
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Estimated Manufacturing Price
This estimation was done with the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus (model SM-G9650/F/N/U/U1/W ) meant for Asia and EMEA. This estimation is for the Exynos processor model. As for the Qualcomm model, we hope to see a teardown of its actual manufacturing cost quite soon.
From our analysis of the inner workings of the Galaxy S9 Plus, we also performed a quick cost estimate on the unit. Here, we present a few costing points of note and an overview of cost allocation on the phone.
Yes, Samsung Display is the best in the market. The display occupies a High cost in the Components. The AMOLED Hole Punch display costs $72.50. Compared with standard displays, the cut-out Displays require 20% more.
The S9 Plus comes with Exynos 9810 @ 10 nm, the industry’s cutting-edge processor with a die size of 124 mm2. Samsung used the industry’s new Exynos 9810 @ 10 nm. This processor of Galaxy S9 Plus costs $10.
On the other hand, the display cost increased by about $9 because S9 Plus comes in a bigger size. Plus, there is now a punch hole instead of top-notch, and it is an edge-to-edge display design. Coming to the memory pricing, the cost of memory chips dropped drastically, and as a result, Samsung added a 128GB storage chip on the Galaxy S9 Plus instead of 64GB. Also, the RAM was increased by 2GB (LPDDR4X) at no additional cost increase. Even users of this device will get an extra 128GB microSD card out of the box as a freebie package. The cost of all these components is still under $12, added to their Supporting Material costs.
Looking at the chart released by the guys at TechInsight, the display of the Galaxy S9 Plus costs more than other components/features, estimated at $72.50. The memory cost is relatively high at $51.00, while the chipsets and network modems cost $68.00. There are more cameras on this device, and it costs Samsung $48.00 for all these cameras. Other costs can be seen in the chart below.
The total amount it cost Samsung to manufacture a unit of its Galaxy S9 Plus device, which is a variant to S9, is about $379.00 (total for all included components). Many sources have it that this device will cost around $999.99, then Samsung will up to 60% profit for each unit sold.
This is the estimated manufacturing price for the Samsung Galaxy S9 Plus. The actual amount may vary because Samsung will not reveal the actual price. The components rates can be low due to bulk Manufacturing. You can’t buy any device without additional costs. But, we spend an extra 50% on premium devices for High-Quality testing, Advertisement, Promotion with Celebrities like that. Brands cut down this Advertisement cost and other Non-Needed costs like OnePlus, Xiaomi. That’s why you get them for a meager price.
Selva Kumar is an Android Devices Enthusiast, Who Can Talk and Write About Anything If You Give a Hint About the respective devices. He is a Computer Science Graduate and Certified Android Developer, Making His Career towards this Technology. He is always eager to try new Android devices — not only Software level but Hardware-level Also. Beyond this, He is a Good Swimmer, Guitarist.