Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Manufacturing Cost

No One can’t forget Samsung Galaxy Note 4 series. It is one of the best sale mobiles in history and its Edge series. We all know, Mobile companies have to put additional costs to make the mobile-to-profit line. But, Did you know you have to pay 70-100% additional amount on your side when you receive the mobile. Yes, We can’t buy the mobile directly from the manufacturers, and the cost includes the shipping and handling process. Samsung Galaxy Note 4 was released in 2014, and at that time, the price for flagship mobiles was not in the ceiling. Here we listed Samsung Galaxy Note 4 manufacturing costs and the cost of parts.
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Estimated Manufacturing Price

This estimation was done with the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 (model SM-N910F/G ) 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 Note 4, we also performed a quick cost estimate on the unit. Here, we present a few costing points of note, along with an overview of cost allocation on the phone.

Display Cost

Yes, Samsung Display is the best in the market. The display occupies a High cost in the Components. The AMOLED Hole Punch display costs $66.50. Compared with standard displays, the cut-out Displays require 20% more.

samsung galaxy note 4 cost chart

Processor Cost

The Note 4 comes with Snapdragon 805 @ 28 nm, the industry’s cutting-edge processor with a die size of 124 mm2. Samsung used the industry’s new Snapdragon 805 @ 28 nm. This processor of Galaxy Note 4 costs $10.

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RAM Cost

On the other hand, the display cost increased by about $9 because Note 4 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 Note 4 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.

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Other Components

Looking at the chart released by the guys at TechInsight, the display of the Galaxy Note 4 costs more than other components/features, estimated at $66.50. The memory cost is relatively high at $23.00, while the chipsets and network modems cost $40.50. There are more cameras on this device, and it costs Samsung $25.50 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 Note 4 device, which is a variant to Note Series, is about $260.50 (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.

What more?

This is the estimated manufacturing price for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4. 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.


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