1. me just saying's Avatar
    I ran across the following article about the manufacturing cost of the ultra phone.

    the phone costs just $549 to make. This figure includes the apparent cost of components as well as other figures like assembly, testing, in-box accessories, and the S-Pen.
    https://www.androidauthority.com/sam...rials-1157163/
    Serkle K likes this.
    09-10-2020 01:04 PM
  2. jimd1050's Avatar
    ..."The bill of materials doesn’t include costs related to marketing, licensing, and R&D. So Samsung isn’t quite making ~$750 in profit on the $1,300 smartphone, but it certainly points to a big profit margin nonetheless."

    Let's not leave anything out now - I worked for Siemens for 25 years and know how much went into R&D and Marketing, both before, during and after a sale - and I was a Service Engineer!!!
    j_hansen and BerryBubbles like this.
    09-10-2020 05:01 PM
  3. j_hansen's Avatar
    Even if a Note 20 Ultra cost then just a tenner to make I still wouldn't regret buying this mega great device :-)
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    09-10-2020 05:05 PM
  4. me just saying's Avatar
    ..."The bill of materials doesn’t include costs related to marketing, licensing, and R&D. So Samsung isn’t quite making ~$750 in profit on the $1,300 smartphone, but it certainly points to a big profit margin nonetheless."

    Let's not leave anything out now - I worked for Siemens for 25 years and know how much went into R&D and Marketing, both before, during and after a sale - and I was a Service Engineer!!!
    all of that still would not amount to much since when it would only add a few dollars to the millions of phones sold.
    09-10-2020 05:11 PM
  5. Mike Dee's Avatar
    ..."The bill of materials doesn’t include costs related to marketing, licensing, and R&D. So Samsung isn’t quite making ~$750 in profit on the $1,300 smartphone, but it certainly points to a big profit margin nonetheless."

    Let's not leave anything out now - I worked for Siemens for 25 years and know how much went into R&D and Marketing, both before, during and after a sale - and I was a Service Engineer!!!
    You are correct but a lot of people won't accept that. There was a recent to thread where this was heavily discussed. There are also additional costs that affect the bottom line. Returns, warranty replacements, repairs, fiascos like the Note 7 are just a few. When all is said and done, cellphones by themselves do not generate a lot of revenue
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    09-10-2020 05:16 PM
  6. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Even if a Note 20 Ultra cost then just a tenner to make I still wouldn't regret buying this mega great device :-)
    They are in business to make money regardless of cost.
    jimd1050 likes this.
    09-10-2020 05:18 PM
  7. j_hansen's Avatar
    They are in business to make money regardless of cost.
    Exactly, just like all businesses, I'm happy with my Note so I don't begrudge them one single bit
    jimd1050 likes this.
    09-10-2020 05:20 PM
  8. Mike Dee's Avatar
    Exactly, just like all businesses, I'm happy with my Note so I don't begrudge them one single bit
    The Note is definitely a winner. As much as I enjoy the S20 Ultra, the Note just feels that better, especially with how they improved the Spen latency.
    jimd1050 likes this.
    09-10-2020 05:27 PM
  9. cardboard60's Avatar
    If this is about justification of the cost if making a phone.

    I don't think most people could grasp what it cost to run a company.


    Samsung can charge whatever they want..
    Without justification from anybody.
    jimd1050 likes this.
    09-10-2020 07:43 PM

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