A consultant calculated the cost of inputs and the result was more than surprising.
Although its value in local currency exceeds half a million, the manufacturing price of the Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is much lower than what appears on the shelves. A consultant calculated the cost of inputs and the result was more than surprising.
According to a study conducted by Counterpoint Researchthe manufacturing cost of the Galaxy S23 Ultra is only $496. This would represent an increase of 220% in the sale price of a country like Argentina.
However, for analysts, even if the difference is too large, it is important to add marketing expenses to the account, whether in advertising or influencers, which double the original cost.
This price includes the chipset, the 6.8-inch AMOLED QHD+ panel and 120 hertz, the memory configuration (RAM + storage), the camera system with its 200-megapixel sensor and its periscopic telephoto lens, in addition to the speakers and the S-Pen.
The Qualcomm firm supplied not only the chipset, but also several extra components such as the fingerprint sensor, the Wi-Fi and Bluetooth chips, as well as the audio codec, this being the first time that it has assembled so many of its products in a flagship of Samsung, always jealous of its supply chain and its proprietary components.
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that a 35% of this cost is intended for the Snapdragon 8 Gen2 for Galaxy chip that Samsung enjoys exclusively along with its Snapdragon X70 modem with 5G connectivity.
The second component is the screen. And although it is manufactured by Samsung itself, with Dynamic AMOLED 2X technology, representing 18% of all the final bill of components.
What is striking is that the camera is not a key component in the final prices of the flagship Android device, since in terms of hardware the 200-megapixel sensor and all its companions represent 14% of the price of the Galaxy S23 Ultra, very far from the set. chipset+display. In case you want to know, most of these companions are of Sony origin.
memory is a 11% of the pricewhile the materials of the case and the chassis take 8%, leaving the remaining 15% of those 469 dollars for everything else: connectors, keypads, S-Pen, speakers, microphones and, above all, the battery.
Defects in focus
The Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is one of the best phones in hostile high-end territory. However, the point that boasts the most, the screen and its camera, brought a problem to which they did not give adequate attention.
The one reporting this bug is Android Police, where several Galaxy S23 and Galaxy S23 mobile users are reporting a problem that has to do with the camera focus when taking pictures.
The Android-Hilfe forums have opened up a discussion about a bug that detracts from the great experience offered by both Android phones. Blur is the problem that these mobiles encounter when capturing photographs in which this appears blur in some areas as well as in large regions.
Thus, the sharpness in those areas suffers from a huge out-of-focus strip. In fact, the area generated in the photo looks like a banana, so it was named “banana out of focus“.