Yes, were in the middle of CES 2021, however were also on the eve of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21. Let us be honest with ourselves, the increasing disappointment from a disgruntled reporter at not having the ability to physically participate in 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 action of the tech giants displaying at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “new regular” age 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 self-questioning, no diary excerpt. Instead, Im going back to what interests me: innovation.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will unveil its new high-end mobile phone, the Galaxy S21. Whatever people state across the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most excitedly 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 so much is to show how tiring the high-end smartphone market has actually been to me. I dont have another word for it. And the smart device that has actually represented this boring-ness, by not being exceptional in any method is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You currently know the tune, youve most likely had the ability to go through much of my short articles what I think of 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 nearly everything the Samsung Galaxy S21 need to not be/ © NextPit
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want the base model to dare to show off an ugly 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. Samsung cant do things in halves, specifically not this year.
Mentioning smartphones in its standard format, when it concerns the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the most ingenious device manufacturer on the marketplace for many years now to flex to the ignorant and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by offering its battery charger individually. This is not an ethical choice or a genuine effort to conserve the planet. Its a perilous and dishonest marketing technique to increase ones margins by using the consumers emotions and blackmailing them at the expense of ones carbon footprint.
Finally, for the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont wish to seem like Im being deceived with my European variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version. I understand Samsungs persistence 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 grievances of users and testers.
Samsung understands that it can not continue to market two different variations with various efficiency levels but at the exact same rate. Once again mark a unquestionable and clear breakthrough, the Samsung Galaxy S21 must. The Exynos vs Snapdragon argument need to no longer exist and Samsung has no choice but to reverse the pattern and develop a surprise.
But even if all of these demands, which I present in the manner of a spoiled child, come to life by some wonder, they will fail if the Samsung Galaxy S21 remains unaffordable.
I want 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 article, as typical. I would also like to advise you that the smart device 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.
But as stunning as the few weeks I invested with this jewel in my hands were, I constantly understood full well that this was an above-ground item, one that was not produced me, which was even developed so that I might not pay for to own one.
With the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want a REAL flagship. What I suggest by that is, I dont 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 in my face so that I can wish to feel even a little feeling, excitement and wonder about an item. Do not get me wrong, Im not expecting an inexpensive flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine measures have not made me go totally out of my mind yet. I desire a flagship that makes me dream while being accessible to the average consumer.
I am all right with a four-digit cost. If I require to resell my present handset and iPad 2019 to raise some funds, I am cool. But Im not going to invest the equivalent of 2 months minimum wage to buy a high-end smartphone. On the other hand, I dont wish to absolutely forget this market sector either. I dont have an “ideological” rejection of flagships. Im not opposed on principle to the concept of a mobile phone being more expensive than others merely due to the fact that it remains in a various class.
Seriously, I cant see myself remaining sane if the only mobile phones available to the average person are the 25 mid-range versions of Realme and some other rebranded Redmi handsets. No, I still wish to be interested in flagships, however only if theyre interesting enough. Why focus whatever on one product, make it the cornerstone of its yearly balance sheet, the basic bearer of its know-how, if it is reserved for just 1% of customers?
A smartphone is not a luxury item. It is even considered as an important excellent today. I tolerate the conventional gold-plated or diamond-encrusted variations that retail for a mind-boggling EUR10,000 (Vertu, anyone?) just since they do not pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for rich customers.
But a flagship needs to have a viewpoint of being accessible to everyone. Not a populist agenda, but popular by choice and is by no ways elitist. And, despite the credibility of being anti-Samsung that Ive reaped considering that I signed up with NextPit, I stay positive and believe in Samsung to break the regimen of the high-end or flagship market.
The Galaxy S21 could not only mark a revival at Samsung, however it could also reanimate the extremely concept of a flagship smart device. At the minimum, I hope so.
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.
EUR2020: Thats the cost I would have had to spend to own the only mobile phone that really impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
Whatever individuals state throughout the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first flagship of 2021 and probably the most excitedly waited for Android smartphone in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the base model to dare to show off an ugly plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want the S-Pen to be a default choice on all variations, and not just the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. Speaking of smart devices in its basic format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont 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 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 version.