Here's how much the Samsung Galaxy S10+ costs to build

Here's how much the Samsung Galaxy S10+ costs to build
The Samsung Galaxy S10+

The entry-level Samsung Galaxy S10+, which boasts a respectable 128GB of internal storage, costs $999.99 in the US. On the other end of the spectrum, the 1TB model sells for a whopping $1,599. But today, new estimates published by TechInsights have revealed the actual component value of Samsung’s latest flagship.

In total, the 128GB model of the Galaxy S10+ is valued at an estimated $420, representing an increase of around $40 over last year’s entry-level 64GB Galaxy S9+ model. As is often the case, the most expensive component is listed as the new 6.4-inch AMOLED Infinity-O display with a cost of $86.50 per panel. This is followed closely behind by the processor (Exynos 9820) and modems at $70.50. Interestingly enough, the new processor actually costs $9 less to produce than the Exynos 9810 found inside the Galaxy S9+.

Breaking the component value down further, the new triple-camera setup has a $56.50 price tag attached to it. Storage and RAM, on the other hand, cost an estimated $50.50. Lastly, things such as internal testing, assembly, and bundled accessories add $34.50, $12 of which is down to the free 128GB SD Card which is included inside the box.

In addition to the smartphone's component value, the cost of marketing the flagship, shipping it, and even the R&D costs all need to be taken into account. Ultimately, though, it’s Samsung’s chunk of profit which pushes the price up to $1,000, but things could be worse. Rival Apple, for example, tends to favor significantly larger profit margins.

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Galaxy S10+
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3040 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 10 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2800 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4100 mAh



1. askarak

Posts: 23; Member since: Aug 25, 2015

What about the fingerprint sensor?

11. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Probably included on screen cost, since you'll need to replace both when one is broken.

2. m11ann

Posts: 9; Member since: Feb 26, 2014

Even if for those additional costs of marketing shiping etc. goes 100 dollars per unit (and that is too high) they are filthy expensive. No wonder why their sales are going down and hopefully will colapse totally one day. Value for money is worse with every generation of this flagship devices from Samsung and Apple.

3. Phonehex

Posts: 767; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

Don't buy , simple.

4. koioz

Posts: 164; Member since: Nov 29, 2018

Your problem is very simple. Just buy CHINESE PHONES like iphone, xiaomi, huawei or oppo. problem solved.

5. master-mkk

Posts: 214; Member since: Aug 27, 2014

but ,but the iPhone is more expensive to buy and cost less to manufacture ..........

7. mackan84

Posts: 560; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

Actually iPhone Xs max was $453 dollars according to the same site

9. joshuaswingle

Posts: 641; Member since: Apr 03, 2018

Worth noting that the $453 value is for the 256GB iPhone XS Max variant, not the base 64GB model.

10. mackan84

Posts: 560; Member since: Feb 13, 2014

I’ll bet the base iPhone XS Max is not much cheaper and that extra you pay for 256gb is pure profit for Apple.

8. bucky

Posts: 3791; Member since: Sep 30, 2009

Forgot to add Samsung in there.

15. koioz

Posts: 164; Member since: Nov 29, 2018

samsung, asus and Lg are the only non-Chinese phone.

16. rouyal

Posts: 1583; Member since: Jan 05, 2018

Samsung has phones made in China.

6. Fred3

Posts: 564; Member since: Jan 16, 2018

Everybody keeps demanding better and more from all of them year after year. If they don't then they'll slandered for not trying

12. alligator

Posts: 104; Member since: Jan 09, 2016

It's interesting how the price for cameras and memory is almost the same compared to S9+ but now we have 64GB more storage, 2GB more RAM and 2 additional cameras. This means that the storage and cams cost nothing for Samsung.

20. mootu

Posts: 1530; Member since: Mar 16, 2017

Storage and RAM prices have dropped massively in the last 12 months.

14. PSAfromThisGuy

Posts: 146; Member since: Jan 16, 2017

more cost to build than an iPhone, yet still cheaper to buy in terms of cost-to-build/msrp ratio

18. fakenewzz

Posts: 133; Member since: Nov 15, 2018

Pure greed

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