Given that Google is in a technology company and not a hardware manufacturer, it shouldn’t surprise anyone that the Pixel 7 phones are assembled using components made by other manufacturers. But in this case Samsung’s supplier is of particular importance.
According to analysis published by Counterpoint Research, about half of the Pixel 7 Pro components are supplied by Samsung. Specifically, 51% of the Pixel 7 Pro hardware is made up of Samsung components, followed closely by Google with 7% of components and Micron. accounting for 5%. Although there are other suppliers listed their importance is minor. So we could safely say that the Pixel 7 Pro is de facto a Samsung phone, sold under a Google brand.
Among the essential components supplied by Samsung we have the ISOCELL GN1 sensor used by the main camera and the 6.7″ LTPO AMOLED screen, the latter accounting for almost 20% of the phone’s total cost. Including the 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM is also supplied by Samsung, or Micron in the role of alternative supplier. Manufacturer LSI is supplying the image sensors for the selfie camera and periscope camera, and the 128GB internal storage is supplied by South Korean SK Hynix. The 5000mAH battery is assembled by a company called Sunwoda Electronic, but manufactured by ATL (Amperex Technology Limited), a Chinese supplier also preferred by Apple. The chip used to manage the fast charging function is supplied by NXP, while the wireless charging module is managed with an IDT chip.
Overall, the manufacturing cost of a Pixel 7 Pro 12/128GB phone is estimated at around $413, against a launch price of $899. recently reduced to $749.