Galaxy Note 3 teardown reveals $232 bill of materials, new Wacom digitizer
posted by Daniel P. / Oct 03, 2013, 3:48 AM
First off, it has a brand new Wacom digitizer to get with the new S Pen stylus tricks, with the package mark reading W9010, compared to W9001 on the Note II. Second, we get the best Super AMOLED display panel Samsung has produced so far, as was confirmed recently by the professional screen calibration science over at DisplayMate. The 5.7" Full HD screen is indeed with a diamond matrix, rather than the regular RGB pixel arrangement, and the teardown even zooms into the display structure itself, marking the dimensions of individual pixels, as well as the distance between them.
phone, and the 32 GB of NAND Flash internal memory. The rest comes from different manufacturers, with Qualcomm scoring the most design wins inside the Note 3. There's also a six-axis gyro and MHL 2.0 transmitter, so we'd have to wait before an MHL 3.0 port appears on a phone, it seems, letting you wire 4K clips to your new TV.The other Samsung parts inside, besides the display, are the 3 GB of LPDDR3 RAM, first on a
The estimated total Bill of Materials (BOM) for the Note 3 is $232.5, with the most going out to the $61 display assembly package and the $49.5 chipset. Selling it north of $600 to carriers and end users commands Apple-like profit margins for Samsung. We'd still have to add R&D plus selling, general and administrative costs, too, which with Samsung's marketing budget might amount to "just" a hundred percent margin for each Note 3 sold.
source: Tech Insights
- Display 5.7" 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 800, Quad-core, 2300 MHz
- Storage 64 GB + microSDHC
- Battery 3200 mAh(21h 3G talk time)
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hmmm.. Cheap production with a high price? R&D? Seriously??
posted on Oct 03, 2013, 4:17 AM 5
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Don't forget packaging,marketing,selling,operating,accesories,labour & f.o.h.. etc.
posted on Oct 03, 2013, 4:49 AM 15
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Well thats what every OEM (any business) does
posted on Oct 03, 2013, 6:04 AM 3
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That's how Sammy makes money.
posted on Oct 03, 2013, 5:09 AM 4
That's how Sammy robs your money, just like Apple.
posted on Oct 03, 2013, 5:20 AM 4
This is Capitalism 101 for you. Nobody in this side of earth does electronic charity, they all want profits, and if they can fork out a 100% profit, they will. And their happy fans will buy the phones laughing while saying "Triple horsepower for the same price of your iDevice, and my battery is removable lolololololol" Nobody's a saint or a hero anymore...
posted on Oct 04, 2013, 4:09 AM 1
Geez that is a huge area of profit for SS. Maybe they could up the hardware quality a bit instead of being so greedy.
posted on Oct 03, 2013, 5:36 AM 0
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I think the hardware quality is maxed out on that thing anyway since it offers the best specs in the industry. Aside from that they could change the casing, but that is more a matter of economics than it is of being cheap.
posted on Oct 03, 2013, 1:44 PM 0
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everybody is forgetting the tons of unique note 3 features..
posted on Oct 03, 2013, 10:03 AM 1
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Note 3 is just over $30 more to make than i 5shttp://m.cnet.com/news/apples-iphone-5s-costs-$199-to-build-iphone-5c-goes-for-$173/57604357 Not bad considering how much more of an advanced os and features you get on the note.
posted on Oct 03, 2013, 1:34 PM 1
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