Yes, were in the middle of CES 2021, but were also on the eve of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21. Let us be honest with ourselves, the increasing disappointment from a dissatisfied reporter at not being able to physically go to a significant tech show frequently 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 short article on the response of the tech giants exhibiting at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “new typical” 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 self-questioning, no diary excerpt. Instead, Im going back to what interests me: technology.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will unveil its brand-new high-end mobile phone, the Galaxy S21. Whatever individuals state across the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most eagerly waited for Android smart device in the technosphere as of right now.
I dont desire any more boring, generic Samsung flagships
The reason Im eluding a lot is to show how tiring the high-end smartphone market has actually been to me. I do not have another word for it. And the smart device that has actually characterized this boring-ness, by not being exceptional in any way is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You already know the song, youve probably been able to read through a lot of my articles what I consider this gadget. “Lack of ambition/20” or “Galaxy Nothankyou 20”, thats how I entitled review test at the release of its pedecessors
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 represents practically whatever the Samsung Galaxy S21 ought to not be/ © NextPit
Its practically here. Stay tuned for the #ExynosOn. #Exynos _ is_back https://t.co/bEfaV2qxWv pic.twitter.com/kqJGxNy4MN– Samsung Exynos (@SamsungExynos).
January 12, 2021.
Whatever individuals say throughout the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most eagerly awaited Android smartphone in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the base model to attempt to show off an awful plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default option on all versions, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Speaking of mobile phones 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 unbearably self-righteous and naive position of Apple by offering its battery charger individually. 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.
Even if all of these needs, which I present in the manner of a ruined child, come true 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 come true and is accessible.
Ive been bitching about it a lot in this post, as typical. I would likewise like to remind you that the smartphone that made me dream the most this year and even revived a tip of hope in my now-numb heart is also a Samsung model: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
However as stunning as the few weeks I spent with this jewel in my hands were, I always understood complete well that this was an above-ground item, one that was not produced me, which was even created so that I might not manage to own one.
With the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire a REAL flagship. What I imply by that is, I dont desire an unattainable technological showcase that holds out the possibility of a trickle-down of an innovation that will take 5 years to become commonplace.
Nor do I desire a flagship that slaps a EUR2,000 cost in my face so that I can hope to feel even a little emotion, excitement and question about a product. Do not get me wrong, Im not hoping for a budget-friendly flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine procedures have not made me go completely out of my mind. I desire a flagship that makes me dream while being available to the typical customer.
EUR2020: Thats the rate I would have needed to spend to own the only mobile phone that actually impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
I am all right with a four-digit cost tag. If I need to resell my present handset and iPad 2019 to raise some funds, I am cool. However Im not going to spend the equivalent of 2 months base pay to buy a high-end smart device. On the other hand, I do not want to completely forget this market segment either. I do not have an “ideological” rejection of flagships. Im not opposed on principle to the concept of a smartphone being more costly than others merely since it is in a various class.
Seriously, I cant see myself remaining sane if the only smartphones readily available to the average individual are the 25 mid-range variations of Realme and some other rebranded Redmi handsets. No, I still want to be interested in flagships, but just if theyre fascinating enough. Why focus everything on one product, make it the foundation of its yearly balance sheet, the basic bearer of its know-how, if it is scheduled for just 1% of customers?
A mobile phone is not a luxury product. It is even thought about as a necessary great today. I tolerate the conventional 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 customers.
But a flagship needs to have a philosophy of being accessible to everyone. Not a populist program, but popular by choice and is by no means elitist. And, in spite of the reputation of being anti-Samsung that Ive reaped considering that I joined NextPit, I remain optimistic and think in Samsung to break the routine of the high-end or flagship market.
The Galaxy S21 could not only mark a revival at Samsung, but it could likewise resurrect the really idea of a flagship mobile phone. At the very least, I hope so.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the base design to dare to reveal off an awful plastic back. It doesnt matter how advanced the plastic or polymer alloy is, and it does not matter how wonderfully matte and classy the upholstery is. I want glass, I want a initial and bold style, I want curves and not a flat screen, I wish to see some risks taken, duration! And the design teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has actually up until now made me optimistic.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want the S-Pen to be a default choice on all variants, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. If I desire to take benefit of a key feature, please dont blackmail me into picking the most expensive models. If the Galaxy S lineup is going to soak up the Note in the future, I desire the Galaxy S21 to make a clean break and not a quiet transition. Samsung cant do things in halves, particularly not this year.
Mentioning smart devices in its basic format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the most ingenious gadget manufacturer on the market for years now to bend to the ignorant and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by selling its charger separately. This is not a genuine effort or an ethical option to conserve the planet. Its a perilous and deceitful marketing strategy to increase ones margins by using the consumers feelings and blackmailing them at the expense of ones carbon footprint.
Finally, for the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want to seem like Im being fooled with my European variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version. I comprehend Samsungs persistence on its proprietary chip and I respect it. In truth, the manufacturer has listened well (in such a way, a minimum of based upon dripped benchmark results) to the grievances of testers and users.
Samsung understands that it can not continue to market two various versions with different performance levels but at the exact same rate. The Samsung Galaxy S21 need to as soon as again mark a clear and undeniable development. The Exynos vs Snapdragon debate should no longer exist and Samsung has no choice however to reverse the pattern and produce a surprise.