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 disappointment from an unhappy journalist at not being able to physically participate in a significant tech program typically leads to a moody post and ramblings which will most probably be of little interest to you readers.
And the idea of composing yet another short article on the response of the tech giants showing at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “brand-new typical” period 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. Instead, Im returning to what interests me: innovation.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will reveal its brand-new high-end smart device, the Galaxy S21. Whatever individuals state throughout the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and probably the most excitedly awaited Android smart device in the technosphere as of right now. Thats the case every year. “Come on, Antoine, a little creativity please”, you believe, and the tapping of keyboards has already started. Hold your horses, Im arriving!
I dont desire anymore boring, generic Samsung flagships
The factor Im beating around the bush a lot is to illustrate how boring the high-end smartphone market has actually been to me. I do not have another word for it. And the mobile phone that has epitomized this boring-ness, by not being impressive in any method is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You already understand the song, youve probably been able to review a number of my posts what I consider this device. “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 practically everything the Samsung Galaxy S21 must not be/ © NextPit
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 want to absolutely lose sight of this market sector either. Im not opposed on concept to the idea of a smartphone being more expensive than others just because it is in a various class.
Seriously, I cant see myself staying sane if the only mobile phones 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 have an interest in flagships, however only if theyre fascinating enough. Why focus whatever on one item, make it the foundation of its annual balance sheet, the basic bearer of its knowledge, if it is reserved for only 1% of customers?
A mobile phone is not a high-end item. It is even considered as a vital great today. I endure the standard gold-plated or diamond-encrusted versions that retail for an overwhelming EUR10,000 (Vertu, anybody?) merely due to the fact that they dont pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for wealthy consumers.
However a flagship ought to have an approach of being available to everybody. Not a populist agenda, but popular by choice and is by no methods elitist. And, despite the credibility of being anti-Samsung that Ive gained given that I signed up with NextPit, I stay optimistic and believe 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 resurrect the very concept of a flagship smartphone. At the minimum, I hope so.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the base model to attempt to flaunt an awful plastic back. It doesnt matter how sophisticated the plastic or polymer alloy is, and it does not matter how splendidly matte and sophisticated the upholstery is. I desire glass, I want a daring and original style, I want curves and not a flat screen, I wish to see some threats taken, period! And the style teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has actually up until now made me optimistic.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want the S-Pen to be a default alternative on all variations, and not just the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. If I desire to take benefit of a crucial feature, please dont blackmail me into picking 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 tidy break and not a quiet transition. Samsung cant do things in halves, especially not this year.
Speaking of mobile phones in its standard format, when it concerns the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the most ingenious gadget producer on the market for several years now to flex to the naive and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by offering its charger individually. This is not a genuine effort or an ethical choice to save the planet. Its a unethical and insidious marketing technique to increase ones margins by using the consumers feelings and blackmailing them at the expense of ones carbon footprint.
Finally, for the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont wish to feel 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 appreciate it. The producer has actually listened well (in a method, at least based on leaked benchmark results) to the complaints of users and testers.
Samsung understands that it can not continue to market two various variations with various efficiency levels however at the exact same price. Once again mark a clear and undeniable breakthrough, the Samsung Galaxy S21 must. The Exynos vs Snapdragon argument should no longer exist and Samsung has no choice however to reverse the pattern and create a surprise.
Whatever people say across the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most excitedly awaited Android smart device in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire 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 alternative on all variations, 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 manufacturer on the market for years now to flex to the unbearably self-righteous and naive position of Apple by selling its battery charger separately. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire to feel like Im being tricked with my European version of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon variation.
However even if all of these demands, which I present in the manner of a ruined child, come to life by some wonder, they will fail if the Samsung Galaxy S21 stays unaffordable.
I want a Samsung Galaxy S21 that makes all of my dreams become a reality and is available.
Ive been bitching about it a lot in this 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 tip of hope in my now-numb heart is likewise a Samsung design: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
However as lovely as the couple of weeks I invested with this gem in my hands were, I constantly understood full well that this was an above-ground product, one that was not produced me, which was even designed so that I could not pay for to own one.
With the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire a REAL flagship. What I mean by that is, I dont desire an unattainable technological display that holds out the possibility of a trickle-down of a development 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 intend to feel even a little feeling, enjoyment and question about an item. Dont get me incorrect, Im not hoping for a budget friendly flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine steps have not made me go completely out of my mind. I desire a flagship that makes me dream while being accessible to the average consumer.
EUR2020: Thats the cost I would have had to invest to own the only mobile phone that really impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
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.