According to a report by research firm Counterpoint, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (mmWave, Snapdragon 888 model) smartphone material cost is said to be 7 percent lower than the Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G. The report analyzed the material billing data (BoM) of the Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G 128GB model and says the cost of building the model is as high as $ 533 (approximately Rs 39,500). The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G starts in the US at $ 1,199 (approximately Rs 88,800). According to the market research firm, the integration of the 5G modem into the main chipset helped reduce costs.
Opposite point report says the introduction of the company’s internal Exynos 2100 SoC Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G (model below 6 GHz) offers room for cost improvement. Samsung the ecosystem accounted for as much as 63 percent of the total cost of the international version of the Galaxy S21. In addition, the report notes that the increase in computing power of the 5nm chipsets (both Samsung Exynos 2100 and Qualcomm Snapdragon 888) and the lower price of older phones helped smartphone kits seize quickly in Europe and North America.
In addition to the chipset, the Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra also gets fewer mmWave antenna modules – three to two – compared to Galaxy S20 Ultra. Samsung also unpacked the included 25W charger and wired headphones. Therefore, 5G baseband and radio frequency components as well as the contents of the case are the main areas for cost reduction. Connectivity costs increased slightly thanks to support from UWB and S Pen, but the phone still got a lower cost price. According to research analyst Parv Sharma, Samsung managed to balance performance with cost.
The report talks more about the Galaxy S21 series and its design Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21 + is more cost-oriented. The BoM costs for the two models are estimated to decrease from 12 percent to 13 percent Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20 + 5G. This is due to the lower density screens and the absence of ToF cameras along the reduced RAM of the Galaxy S21 +.