Galaxy S23 Ultra costs $469 for materials alone

galaxy s23 ultra costs $469 for materials alone
galaxy s23 ultra costs $469 for materials alone


Galaxy S23 Ultra has a cost in terms of materials used for its production (BoM, bill of materials) equal to $469. Of these, almost $160 refers to Qualcomm components that never before appears to be present in such a massive way as this year with its solutions within the top-of-the-range smartphone announced in February. 67% of the total cost – or about $ 314 – is attributable to Qualcomm and Samsung.


The model analyzed by Computerpoint Research is the one with 8GB of RAM and 256GB of internal memory: the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 mobile platform (34%), the 6.8-inch Dynamic AMOLED display (18%) and the 200+12+10+10MP camera compartment on the back and 12MP on the front (14%) represent the highest cost items, followed by memory (11%, with costs decreasing due to excess supply on the market) and by the body (8%).

34% Qualcomm: SoC, fingerprint sensor ICs, power management ICs, audio codec, RF power amplifiers, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, Sub-6GHz transceiver

  • 33% Samsung: 256GB NAND flash, 6.8″ AMOLED display, 200MP camera, 12MP front camera (the others are Sony), battery
  • others: Silicon Mitus and Maxim: Power Management ICs, STM for Laser Autofocus Module, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Barometer, Touch Panel Controller, ATL for Battery Cell, NXP for Fast Charging IC, Convenient Power for wireless charging.


display: Dynamic AMOLED 2X 6.8″ QHD+, 120Hz

  • mobile platform: Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2
  • memory: 8/256GB, 12/512GB, 12GB/1TB
  • S Pen support: Yes
  • connectivity: 5G, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, USB-C 3.2 gen 1, GPS
  • cameras:
    • front: 12MP, f/2.2, AF
    • rear:
      • Main 200MP f/1.7, AF, OIS
      • 12MP ultra wide angle, f/2.2, FOV 120°
      • 10MP telephoto 3x, f/2.4, FOV 36°
      • 10MP telephoto 10x, f/4.9, FOV 11°
  • drums: 5,000mAh, 45W wired charging, Fast Wireless Charging 2.0, Wireless PowerShare
  • dimensions and weight: 163.4×78.1×8.9mm for 233g

Samsung Galaxy S23 Ultra is available online from smartapp at 883 euros or from eBay to 959 euros. The value for money is Optimal. There are 8 top models. To see the other 202 offers click here. (updated May 31, 2023, 8.10pm)

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