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 rising frustration from a disgruntled journalist at not having the ability to physically participate in a significant tech show frequently results in a moody post and ramblings which will most probably be of little interest to you readers.
And the idea of writing yet another post on the action of the tech giants showing at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “brand-new normal” period makes my hair stand on end as I feel like Ive been harping about this style for months. No, this week, there will be no introspection, no journal excerpt. Rather, Im going back to what interests me: technology.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will unveil its new high-end mobile phone, the Galaxy S21. Whatever people state throughout the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most excitedly awaited Android smart device in the technosphere as of today. But thats the case every year. “Come on, Antoine, a little originality please”, you believe, and the tapping of keyboards has currently started. Hold your horses, Im arriving!
I do not desire anymore boring, generic Samsung flagships
The factor Im eluding a lot is to illustrate how boring the high-end smartphone 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 outstanding in any method is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You currently understand the song, youve probably had the ability to check out many of my posts what I consider this gadget. “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 nearly whatever the Samsung Galaxy S21 should not be/ © NextPit
I am all right with a four-digit price. If I require to resell my current handset and iPad 2019 to raise some funds, I am cool. Im not going to invest the equivalent of 2 months minimum wage to buy a high-end smart device. On the other hand, I dont wish to completely lose sight of this market sector either. I do not have an “ideological” rejection of flagships. Im not opposed on concept to the concept of a smartphone being more pricey than others just due to the fact that it remains in a various class.
Seriously, I cant see myself remaining sane if the only smartphones readily available to the typical person are the 25 mid-range variations of Realme and some other rebranded Redmi handsets. No, I still wish to be interested in flagships, but just if theyre fascinating enough. Why focus whatever on one item, make it the cornerstone of its yearly balance sheet, the standard bearer of its know-how, if it is reserved for just 1% of customers?
A smart device is not a high-end item. It is even thought about as a necessary great today. I tolerate the traditional gold-plated or diamond-encrusted versions that retail for an overwhelming EUR10,000 (Vertu, anybody?) simply because they do not pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for rich consumers.
A flagship ought to have a philosophy of being accessible to everyone. Not a populist program, but popular by option and is by no ways elitist. And, despite the track record of being anti-Samsung that Ive gained considering that I signed up with NextPit, I remain positive and think 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 could likewise reanimate the extremely idea of a flagship smart device. At the very least, I hope so.
Whatever individuals state throughout the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first flagship of 2021 and probably the most excitedly awaited Android smart device in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the base design to attempt to show off an awful plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want the S-Pen to be a default alternative on all variants, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Speaking of smartphones in its basic format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the most innovative gadget maker on the market for years now to flex to the unbearably self-righteous and naive position of Apple by offering its battery charger independently. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want to feel like Im being fooled with my European variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon variation.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the base design to dare to reveal off an awful plastic back. And the design 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 choice on all variants, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. Please dont blackmail me into picking the most expensive designs if I want to take benefit of a key function. If the Galaxy S lineup is going to absorb the Note in the future, I desire the Galaxy S21 to make a tidy break and not a quiet transition. Samsung cant do things in halves, especially not this year.
Speaking of smartphones in its standard format, when it pertains to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the most innovative gadget producer on the marketplace for several years now to flex to the naive and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by offering its battery charger independently. This is not a genuine effort or an ethical option to conserve the planet. Its a perilous and unethical marketing strategy to increase ones margins by playing on the consumers emotions and blackmailing them at the cost of ones carbon footprint.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire to feel like Im being deceived with my European variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version. I understand Samsungs insistence on its proprietary chip and I respect it. In reality, the manufacturer has listened well (in a manner, at least based upon leaked benchmark results) to the complaints of testers and users.
Samsung understands that it can not continue to market 2 various versions with different performance levels but at the exact same rate. When again mark a clear and self-evident development, the Samsung Galaxy S21 must. The Exynos vs Snapdragon argument need to no longer exist and Samsung has no choice however to reverse the pattern and develop a surprise.
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.
EUR2020: Thats the rate I would have needed to invest to own the only smartphone that truly impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
Even if all of these demands, which I present in the manner of a spoiled kid, come real by some miracle, they will be in vain if the Samsung Galaxy S21 remains 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 short article, as usual. However 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.
As beautiful as the couple of weeks I invested with this jewel in my hands were, I always understood full well that this was an above-ground item, one that was not made for me, which was even designed so that I might not manage to own one.
With the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want a REAL flagship. What I mean by that is, I do not want an unattainable technological display 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 in my face so that I can intend to feel even a little emotion, excitement and question an item. Dont get me incorrect, Im not hoping for a budget friendly flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine measures have not made me go entirely out of my mind yet. However I desire a flagship that makes me dream while being accessible to the average consumer.