Yes, were in the middle of CES 2021, but were likewise on the eve of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21. Let us be truthful with ourselves, the increasing aggravation from a dissatisfied journalist at not having the ability to physically attend a major tech program often leads to a moody post and ramblings which will most likely be of little interest to you readers.
And the idea of composing yet another post on the action of the tech giants exhibiting at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “brand-new normal” era 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 self-questioning, no journal excerpt. Rather, Im returning to what interests me: innovation.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will reveal its brand-new high-end smartphone, the Galaxy S21. Whatever people state throughout the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most excitedly awaited Android smart device in the technosphere as of right now. However thats the case every year. “Come on, Antoine, a little originality please”, you believe, and the tapping of keyboards has already begun. Hold your horses, Im arriving!
I dont want any more boring, generic Samsung flagships
The reason Im eluding a lot is to highlight how boring the high-end smart device market has been to me. I dont have another word for it. And the smart device that has actually represented this boring-ness, by not being exceptional in any way is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You currently know the tune, youve probably had the ability to read through numerous of my short articles what I think about this device. “Lack of ambition/20” or “Galaxy Nothankyou 20”, thats how I entitled evaluation test at the release of its pedecessors
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 represents practically whatever the Samsung Galaxy S21 ought to not be/ © NextPit
EUR2020: Thats the rate I would have had to invest to own the only smartphone that actually impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
Whatever people say across the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most eagerly awaited Android smart device in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the base design to dare to reveal off an awful plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want the S-Pen to be a default choice on all variations, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Speaking of smart devices in its basic format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the most innovative gadget manufacturer on the market for years now to bend to the ignorant and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by selling its charger independently. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want to feel like Im being fooled with my European variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version.
However even if all of these needs, which I present in the way of a spoiled child, come to life by some miracle, they will be in vain if the Samsung Galaxy S21 stays unaffordable.
I desire a Samsung Galaxy S21 that makes all of my dreams come to life and is accessible.
Ive been bitching about it a lot in this post, as normal. I would likewise like to remind you that the smartphone 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 beautiful as the few weeks I invested with this gem in my hands were, I constantly knew full well that this was an above-ground product, one that was not produced me, which was even designed so that I could not pay for to own one.
With the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want a REAL flagship. What I suggest by that is, I dont desire an unattainable technological showcase that holds out the prospect of a trickle-down of a development that will take 5 years to become commonplace.
Nor do I want a flagship that slaps a EUR2,000 cost in my face so that I can intend to feel even a little feeling, enjoyment and wonder about a product. Do not get me wrong, Im not wishing for a budget-friendly flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine procedures have not made me go totally out of my mind yet. But I desire a flagship that makes me dream while being available to the typical customer.
Im not going to invest the equivalent of 2 months minimum wage to purchase a high-end smart device. On the other hand, I dont desire to completely lose sight of this market section either. Im not opposed on principle to the idea of a smartphone being more costly than others simply because it is in a various class.
Seriously, I cant see myself staying sane if the only smartphones available to the typical person are the 25 mid-range variations of Realme and some other rebranded Redmi handsets. No, I still want to have an interest in flagships, however just if theyre intriguing enough. Why focus everything on one product, make it the foundation of its annual balance sheet, the standard bearer of its know-how, if it is booked for only 1% of consumers?
A mobile phone is not a luxury product. It is even considered as an essential excellent today. I tolerate the standard gold-plated or diamond-encrusted versions that retail for an overwhelming EUR10,000 (Vertu, anyone?) just because they do not pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for wealthy consumers.
However a flagship should have a viewpoint of being accessible to everyone. Not a populist agenda, but popular by option and is by no ways elitist. And, in spite of the reputation of being anti-Samsung that Ive gained considering that I joined NextPit, I remain optimistic and believe in Samsung to break the routine of the high-end or flagship market.
The Galaxy S21 might not just mark a revival at Samsung, however it might also reanimate the extremely idea of a flagship smartphone. At the very least, I hope so.
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.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the base design to attempt to reveal off an ugly plastic back. And the design teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has actually so far made me positive.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want the S-Pen to be a default option on all versions, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. If I want to take advantage of a crucial feature, please do not blackmail me into choosing the most costly designs. If the Galaxy S lineup is going to absorb the Note in the future, I want the Galaxy S21 to make a clean break and not a quiet transition. Samsung cant do things in halves, specifically not this year.
Speaking of mobile phones in its standard format, when it concerns the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the most ingenious gadget producer on the marketplace for several years now to flex to the unbearably self-righteous and naive position of Apple by selling its battery charger separately. This is not an ethical option or a sincere effort to conserve the world. Its a insidious and unethical marketing method to increase ones margins by playing on the customers emotions and blackmailing them at the expense of ones carbon footprint.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want to feel like Im being tricked with my European version of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version. I comprehend Samsungs insistence on its exclusive chip and I respect it. In reality, the maker has listened well (in a method, a minimum of based on dripped benchmark outcomes) to the grievances of users and testers.
Samsung knows that it can not continue to market 2 different variations with various performance levels however at the same price. The Samsung Galaxy S21 should as soon as again mark a unquestionable and clear development. The Exynos vs Snapdragon debate need to no longer exist and Samsung has no choice however to reverse the trend and create a surprise.