Yes, were in the middle of CES 2021, however were likewise on the eve of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21. Let us be sincere with ourselves, the increasing aggravation from a disgruntled reporter at not having the ability to physically attend a major tech program often results in a moody post and ramblings which will most likely be of little interest to you readers.
And the concept of writing yet another post on the response of the tech giants exhibiting at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “new regular” period makes my hair stand on end as I seem like Ive been harping about this style for months. No, this week, there will be no introspection, no diary excerpt. Instead, Im going back to what interests me: innovation.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will reveal its new high-end smartphone, the Galaxy S21. Whatever people say throughout the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most excitedly waited for Android mobile phone in the technosphere as of right now.
I do not desire anymore boring, generic Samsung flagships
The reason Im eluding a lot is to show how boring the high-end smart device market has been to me. I do not have another word for it. And the mobile phone that has actually exemplified this boring-ness, by not being impressive in any way is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You currently understand the song, youve most likely had the ability to review much of my short articles what I think about this device. “Lack of ambition/20” or “Galaxy Nothankyou 20”, thats how I titled review test at the release of its pedecessors
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 represents almost everything the Samsung Galaxy S21 ought to not be/ © NextPit
Whatever people state throughout the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and probably the most eagerly waited for Android smartphone in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the base model to dare to show off an awful plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want the S-Pen to be a default alternative on all variations, and not just the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Speaking of smartphones in its standard format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the most innovative device producer on the market for years now to bend to the unbearably self-righteous and ignorant position of Apple by offering its battery charger independently. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want to feel like Im being deceived with my European variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the base design to dare to show off an unsightly plastic back. And the design teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has so far made me positive.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want the S-Pen to be a default option on all variants, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. If I want to take benefit of a key function, please do not blackmail me into selecting the most pricey models. If the Galaxy S lineup is going to soak up the Note in the future, I desire the Galaxy S21 to make a tidy break and not a peaceful shift. Samsung cant do things in halves, particularly not this year.
Speaking of smart devices in its basic format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the most ingenious device manufacturer on the market for years now to bend to the unbearably self-righteous and ignorant position of Apple by selling its battery charger independently. This is not a genuine effort or an ethical choice to conserve the world. Its a perilous and unethical marketing strategy to increase ones margins by using the customers feelings and blackmailing them at the expense of ones carbon footprint.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire to feel like Im being tricked with my European version of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon variation. I comprehend Samsungs insistence on its proprietary chip and I respect it. The maker has listened well (in a way, at least based on dripped benchmark outcomes) to the complaints of testers and users.
Samsung understands that it can not continue to market two various versions with various efficiency levels however at the very same price. As soon as again mark a unquestionable and clear development, the Samsung Galaxy S21 must. The Exynos vs Snapdragon debate must no longer exist and Samsung has no choice but to reverse the pattern and develop a surprise.
I am all right with a four-digit cost. I am cool if I need to resell my current handset and iPad 2019 to raise some funds. Im not going to invest the equivalent of 2 months minimum wage to buy a high-end smartphone. On the other hand, I dont wish to totally lose sight of this market segment either. I do not have an “ideological” rejection of flagships. Im not opposed on principle to the concept of a smart device being more costly than others just since it is in a different class.
Seriously, I cant see myself staying sane if the only smartphones offered to the average individual are the 25 mid-range versions of Realme and some other rebranded Redmi handsets. No, I still wish to have an interest in flagships, however only if theyre intriguing enough. Why focus everything on one product, make it the foundation of its yearly balance sheet, the standard bearer of its knowledge, if it is reserved for only 1% of customers?
A mobile phone is not a luxury item. It is even thought about as a vital excellent today. I tolerate the standard gold-plated or diamond-encrusted versions that retail for an overwhelming EUR10,000 (Vertu, anyone?) simply since they dont pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for rich clients.
A flagship ought to have a viewpoint of being accessible to everybody. Not a populist agenda, however popular by choice and is by no means elitist. And, despite the reputation of being anti-Samsung that Ive gained given that I signed up with NextPit, I stay optimistic and believe in Samsung to break the routine of the high-end or flagship market.
The Galaxy S21 might not only mark a revival at Samsung, but it might likewise resurrect the really principle of a flagship smart device. At the very least, I hope so.
EUR2020: Thats the price I would have needed to spend to own the only mobile phone that actually impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
Even if all of these demands, which I provide in the way of a spoiled child, come real by some miracle, they will be in vain if the Samsung Galaxy S21 remains unaffordable.
I want a Samsung Galaxy S21 that makes all of my dreams become a reality and is accessible.
Ive been bitching about it a lot in this post, as normal. I would also like to remind you that the smart device that made me dream the most this year and even rekindled a tip of hope in my now-numb heart is also a Samsung design: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
But as gorgeous as the couple of weeks I invested with this gem in my hands were, I always knew complete well that this was an above-ground item, one that was not produced me, which was even created so that I could not afford to own one.
With the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire a REAL flagship. What I indicate by that is, I dont want an unattainable technological showcase that holds out the prospect of a trickle-down of an innovation that will take 5 years to end up being commonplace.
Nor do I desire a flagship that slaps a EUR2,000 cost tag in my face so that I can hope to feel even a little emotion, enjoyment and question an item. Dont get me incorrect, Im not hoping for an affordable flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine steps have not made me go entirely out of my mind. I want a flagship that makes me dream while being accessible to the average customer.
Its nearly here. Stay tuned for the #ExynosOn. #Exynos _ is_back https://t.co/bEfaV2qxWv pic.twitter.com/kqJGxNy4MN– Samsung Exynos (@SamsungExynos).
January 12, 2021.