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 truthful with ourselves, the rising aggravation from a dissatisfied reporter 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 concept 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 diary 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 individuals 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 smartphone in the technosphere as of right now.
I dont want anymore boring, generic Samsung flagships
The factor Im beating around the bush a lot is to show how boring the high-end smartphone market has actually been to me. I do not have another word for it. And the smart device that has epitomized this boring-ness, by not being outstanding in any way is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You currently understand the tune, youve most likely been able to review much of my posts what I believe of this device. “Lack of ambition/20” or “Galaxy Nothankyou 20”, thats how I titled evaluation test at the release of its pedecessors
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 represents nearly whatever the Samsung Galaxy S21 ought to not be/ © NextPit
However even if all of these needs, which I present in the manner of a ruined child, come to life by some wonder, 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 available.
Ive been bitching about it a lot in this article, as typical. But I would likewise like to remind you that the smartphone that made me dream the most this year and even revived a hint of hope in my now-numb heart is likewise a Samsung design: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
However as beautiful as the few weeks I invested with this gem in my hands were, I constantly knew 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 suggest by that is, I do not desire an unattainable technological showcase that holds out the prospect 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 price tag in my face so that I can hope to feel even a little feeling, enjoyment and question a product. Do not get me wrong, Im not hoping for an inexpensive flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine procedures have not made me go entirely out of my mind yet. But I want a flagship that makes me dream while being accessible to the average consumer.
Im not going to spend the equivalent of 2 months minimum wage to buy a high-end smart device. On the other hand, I do not desire to completely lose sight of this market section either. Im not opposed on principle to the idea of a mobile phone being more pricey than others simply due to the fact that it is in a various class.
Seriously, I cant see myself staying sane if the only smartphones offered to the typical person are the 25 mid-range versions of Realme and some other rebranded Redmi handsets. No, I still want to be interested 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 reserved for just 1% of consumers?
A smartphone is not a high-end product. It is even thought about as a necessary great today. I tolerate the conventional gold-plated or diamond-encrusted variations that retail for a mind-boggling EUR10,000 (Vertu, anybody?) merely because they dont pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for rich consumers.
A flagship ought to have a viewpoint of being accessible to everyone. Not a populist agenda, but popular by option and is by no means elitist. And, despite the track record of being anti-Samsung that Ive enjoyed given 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 could not only mark a revival at Samsung, but it could likewise resurrect the really principle of a flagship smartphone. At least, I hope so.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the base model to attempt to show off an ugly plastic back. And the style teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has actually so far 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 want to take benefit of a key feature, please do not blackmail me into selecting the most pricey 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, especially 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 maker on the marketplace for many years now to bend to the naive and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by selling its charger individually. This is not a genuine effort or an ethical choice to save the world. Its a insidious and dishonest marketing method 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 dont desire to seem like Im being deceived with my European version of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon variation. I comprehend Samsungs persistence on its exclusive chip and I respect it. The maker has actually listened well (in a method, at least based on leaked benchmark results) to the complaints of testers and users.
Samsung understands that it can not continue to market two various variations with various performance levels but at the same rate. When again mark a self-evident and clear development, the Samsung Galaxy S21 must. The Exynos vs Snapdragon dispute should no longer exist and Samsung has no choice however to reverse the pattern and create a surprise.
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.
Whatever individuals state throughout the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and probably the most excitedly awaited Android smartphone in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the base design to dare to reveal off an ugly plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default alternative on all variants, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Speaking of smart devices in its standard format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the most ingenious device producer on the market for years now to flex to the unbearably self-righteous and ignorant position of Apple by offering its battery charger individually. 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.
EUR2020: Thats the rate I would have had to spend to own the only mobile phone that truly impressed me this year/ © NextPit.