Samsung components make up over 50% of Pixel 7 Pro's cost

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Many of you probably already know that the Tensor processors powering Google’s recent Pixel smartphones are manufactured by Samsung. The Korean firm also helped Google with the chip’s development. But it isn’t the only Samsung-made component in Pixels. According to research firm Counterpoint Research, Samsung accounts for more than 50 percent of components in the Pixel 7 Pro.

Samsung supplied the bulk of components for the Pixel 7 Pro

Counterpoint recently studied the bill of materials (BoM) cost for Google’s newest flagship Pixel model. The firm found that producing a 128GB Pixel 7 Pro with mmWave 5G connectivity costs Google around $413. Around 51 percent of that amount goes to Samsung. The Korean firm is the exclusive supplier of the phone’s display. The 6.7-inch OLED screen, which has a resolution of 1440×3120 pixels, 1500 nits of peak brightness, and supports LTPO-based 10-120Hz adaptive refresh rates, is the most expensive component in the Pixel 7 Pro. It costs about $82.

Samsung also charged Google about $42 for the Tensor processor. Cameras are the next most expensive components in the Pixel 7 Pro, and Google obtained those from the Korean firm as well. The new Pixel uses Samsung’s ISOCELL image sensors for the 50MP primary rear shooter, 48MP telephoto zoom camera, and 10MP selfie camera. The combined cost of these sensors is about $32. Samsung components also make the core of the Pixel 7 Pro’s cellular communication system. The company supplied the 5G baseband, transceivers, and power trackers for the phone.


Last but not least, most PMIC (power management integrated circuit) components in the Pixel 7 Pro are supplied by Samsung. These components make the foundation of the power and audio on the phone. The Korean firm also supplied some portion of the 12GB LPDDR5 RAM for the phone. Overall, Samsung took home about $210 for each Pixel 7 Pro Google produced. Google itself contributed just seven percent to the total BoM cost (about $29 of $413) of the phone. That money went into the development of the Tensor processor and the Titan M2 security co-processor.

Micron, SK Hynix, and Skyworks are other notable component suppliers

Apart from Samsung and Google, Micron is the next biggest component supplier for the Pixel 7 Pro. It provided the 12GB LPDDR5 RAM chip for the phone, together with Samsung. Korean firm SK Hynix, meanwhile, supplied the 128GB NAND Flash UFS 3.1 storage solution. Skyworks contributed to the phone’s RF front-end subsystem for sub-6Hz 5G connectivity, while Murata provided the mmWave module and SAW filters. Qorvo, Sunwoda Electronic, ATL, NXP, IDT, and Sony also contributed to the production of the Pixel 7 Pro.

Google Pixel 7 Pro component suplliers