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 sincere with ourselves, the rising aggravation from a dissatisfied reporter at not having the ability to physically go to a major tech show typically results in a moody post and ramblings which will most likely be of little interest to you readers.
And the idea of writing yet another short article on the reaction of the tech giants exhibiting at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “brand-new normal” age makes my hair stand on end as I feel like Ive been harping about this style for months. No, today, there will be no introspection, no journal excerpt. Instead, Im going back to what interests me: technology.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will unveil its brand-new high-end smart device, the Galaxy S21. Whatever individuals state across the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first flagship of 2021 and probably the most eagerly awaited Android smartphone in the technosphere as of today. However thats the case every year. “Come on, Antoine, a little originality please”, you think, and the tapping of keyboards has actually already started. Hold your horses, Im getting there!
I do not want anymore boring, generic Samsung flagships
The factor Im eluding so much is to show how boring the high-end mobile phone market has been to me. I do not have another word for it. And the smartphone that has represented this boring-ness, by not being exceptional in any method is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You currently know the song, youve most likely been able to review much of my articles what I consider this gadget. “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 individuals say across the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first flagship of 2021 and probably the most eagerly waited for Android mobile phone in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the base design to attempt to reveal off an unsightly plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default alternative on all variants, and not just 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 maker on the market for years now to bend to the naive and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by selling its charger separately. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire to feel like Im being deceived with my European variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon variation.
EUR2020: Thats the cost I would have needed to spend to own the only mobile phone that really impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the base design to attempt to flaunt an awful plastic back. It does not matter how advanced the plastic or polymer alloy is, and it doesnt matter how wonderfully matte and stylish the upholstery is. I desire glass, I desire a original and daring style, I desire curves and not a flat screen, I desire to see some dangers taken, period! And the style teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has actually so far made me optimistic.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default alternative on all versions, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. Samsung cant do things in halves, specifically not this year.
Speaking of smartphones in its standard format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the most ingenious device manufacturer on the market for many years now to flex to the naive and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by offering its battery charger independently. This is not an ethical option or a sincere effort to conserve the world. Its a perilous and deceitful marketing technique to increase ones margins by using the customers emotions and blackmailing them at the expense of ones carbon footprint.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire to feel like Im being fooled 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 appreciate it. The maker has listened well (in a method, at least based on leaked benchmark results) to the problems of testers and users.
Samsung knows that it can not continue to market 2 different versions with various performance levels however at the exact same price. The Samsung Galaxy S21 must once again mark a self-evident and clear development. The Exynos vs Snapdragon debate must no longer exist and Samsung has no option but to reverse the trend and produce a surprise.
Even if all of these needs, which I provide in the manner of a ruined child, come true by some wonder, they will be in vain if the Samsung Galaxy S21 stays 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 usual. However I would also like to remind you that the mobile phone that made me dream the most this year and even revived a tip of hope in my now-numb heart is likewise a Samsung design: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
As beautiful as the few weeks I invested with this jewel in my hands were, I always understood complete well that this was an above-ground item, one that was not made for 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 do not want an unattainable technological display that holds out the possibility 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 wish to feel even a little emotion, enjoyment and question about an item. Do not get me wrong, Im not wishing for a budget friendly flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine steps have not made me go completely out of my mind yet. I desire a flagship that makes me dream while being available to the average consumer.
Its almost 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 invest the equivalent of two months minimum wage to purchase a high-end mobile phone. On the other hand, I dont want to completely lose sight of this market section 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 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, but only if theyre intriguing enough. Why focus everything on one item, make it the cornerstone of its annual balance sheet, the basic bearer of its knowledge, if it is scheduled for just 1% of customers?
A smart device is not a high-end product. It is even thought about as a necessary excellent today. I endure the conventional gold-plated or diamond-encrusted versions that retail for an overwhelming EUR10,000 (Vertu, anyone?) just since they dont pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for wealthy customers.
A flagship ought to have a philosophy of being accessible to everyone. Not a populist agenda, however popular by choice and is by no ways elitist. And, regardless of the reputation of being anti-Samsung that Ive enjoyed because I signed up with NextPit, I remain positive and think in Samsung to break the regimen of the high-end or flagship market.
The Galaxy S21 could not just mark a revival at Samsung, however it might also reanimate the extremely concept of a flagship smart device. At the really least, I hope so.