Analysts of the research company Counterpoint Research calculated the cost of the new flagship line of Samsung Galaxy S21 and came to an interesting conclusion.
As it turned out, the flagships of the new line are even cheaper than last year’s Galaxy S20. For example, the cost of the older model Galaxy S21 Ultra 5G was about $ 533, which is 7% less than the cost of the predecessor Galaxy S20 Ultra 5G.
And the Galaxy S21 and Galaxy S21+ are even cheaper: their cost price is 12-13% lower than that of the Galaxy S20 and Galaxy S20+. On average, the cost of new flagships ranged from $ 400 to $ 600.
Analysts say the Galaxy S21 series has an optimized cost structure. For example, the 5G modem integrated into the main chipset simplifies the system and helps to reduce the cost. The proprietary Exynos 2100 processor also provides higher profitability.
In addition, the Galaxy S21 Ultra has reduced the number of millimeter-wave antenna modules from three to two, and dropped the 25W charger and wired headphones out of the box.
But at the same time, the price tag of the models is lower than that of its predecessors, which users could not fail to appreciate. As a result, total sales in February (the first full month of Galaxy S21 sales) increased by 22% compared to the 2019 Galaxy S20 series, totaling more than 3.4 million units.