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 disappointment from an unhappy journalist at not having the ability to physically go to a significant tech show often results in 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 reaction of the tech giants displaying at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “new normal” era makes my hair stand on end as I feel like Ive been harping about this style for months. No, today, 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 say throughout the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most excitedly awaited Android smartphone in the technosphere since today. However thats the case every year. “Come on, Antoine, a little originality please”, you think, and the tapping of keyboards has currently started. Hold your horses, Im getting there!
I do not want any more boring, generic Samsung flagships
The factor Im eluding so much is to highlight how tiring the high-end smartphone 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 outstanding in any method is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You already understand the song, youve probably been able to check out many of my short articles what I consider 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 practically whatever the Samsung Galaxy S21 must not be/ © NextPit
But even if all of these needs, which I present in the way of a ruined child, become a reality by some miracle, they will fail if the Samsung Galaxy S21 remains unaffordable.
I desire a Samsung Galaxy S21 that makes all of my dreams come real and is accessible.
Ive been bitching about it a lot in this short article, as usual. I would likewise like to remind you that the smartphone that made me dream the most this year and even rekindled a hint of hope in my now-numb heart is also a Samsung model: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
However as gorgeous as the few weeks I spent with this jewel in my hands were, I constantly knew full well that this was an above-ground item, one that was not made for me, which was even created so that I might not pay for to own one.
With the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want a REAL flagship. What I imply by that is, I do not desire an unattainable technological showcase that holds out the possibility of a trickle-down of an innovation that will take 5 years to end up being commonplace.
Nor do I want a flagship that slaps a EUR2,000 price tag in my face so that I can wish to feel even a little emotion, excitement and question about an item. Do not get me incorrect, 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 accessible to the typical consumer.
EUR2020: Thats the rate I would have needed to invest to own the only smartphone that actually impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
Whatever individuals say throughout the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and probably the most eagerly awaited Android smart device in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the base model to attempt to reveal off an unsightly plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want the S-Pen to be a default choice on all variants, 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 want the most innovative gadget producer on the market for years now to bend to the naive 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.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the base model to dare to show off an awful plastic back. And the style teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has so far made me positive.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default option on all variations, and not just the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. Please do not blackmail me into picking the most costly designs if I wish to take benefit of an essential feature. If the Galaxy S lineup is going to take in the Note in the future, I want the Galaxy S21 to make a tidy break and not a peaceful transition. Samsung cant do things in halves, particularly not this year.
Mentioning smart devices in its standard format, when it concerns the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the most ingenious gadget producer on the marketplace for several years now to flex to the unbearably self-righteous and ignorant position of Apple by offering its charger individually. This is not a sincere effort or an ethical choice to conserve the world. Its a unethical and insidious marketing strategy to increase ones margins by playing on the consumers emotions and blackmailing them at the expense of ones carbon footprint.
Finally, for the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not wish to seem like Im being deceived with my European variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon variation. I understand Samsungs insistence on its exclusive chip and I respect it. In reality, the manufacturer has listened well (in a method, at least based upon leaked benchmark outcomes) to the grievances of testers and users.
Samsung understands that it can not continue to market 2 different variations with various efficiency levels but at the exact same rate. When again mark a clear and unquestionable development, the Samsung Galaxy S21 must. The Exynos vs Snapdragon dispute must no longer exist and Samsung has no choice but to reverse the pattern and create a surprise.
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.
Im not going to spend the equivalent of two months minimum wage to buy a high-end mobile phone. On the other hand, I do not desire to completely lose sight of this market sector either. Im not opposed on concept to the concept of a smartphone being more costly than others merely since it is in a different class.
Seriously, I cant see myself remaining sane if the only smart devices available to the average person are the 25 mid-range variations of Realme and some other rebranded Redmi handsets. No, I still desire to have an interest in flagships, but just if theyre interesting enough. Why focus everything on one item, make it the cornerstone of its annual balance sheet, the standard bearer of its knowledge, if it is scheduled for only 1% of customers?
A smart device is not a high-end product. It is even considered as a vital excellent today.
But a flagship should have a viewpoint of being accessible to everybody. Not a populist agenda, however popular by option and is by no methods elitist. And, despite the credibility of being anti-Samsung that Ive enjoyed since I joined NextPit, I remain optimistic and believe 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 might likewise resurrect the very idea of a flagship smart device. At the extremely least, I hope so.