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 honest with ourselves, the rising frustration from an unhappy reporter at not being able to physically attend a significant tech program frequently leads to a moody post and ramblings which will most likely be of little interest to you readers.
And the idea of writing yet another post on the response of the tech giants showing 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 theme for months. No, today, 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 brand-new high-end smart device, the Galaxy S21. Whatever people state throughout 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.
I do not want any more boring, generic Samsung flagships
The reason Im beating around the bush so much 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 actually characterized this boring-ness, by not being outstanding in any way is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You already know the tune, youve most likely been able to check out a lot of my short articles what I think about this gadget. “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 practically everything the Samsung Galaxy S21 should not be/ © NextPit
Whatever people say across the entire 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 right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the base design to dare to show off an unsightly plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default alternative on all variations, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. Speaking of mobile phones in its basic format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the most innovative device manufacturer on the market for years now to bend to the unbearably self-righteous and naive position of Apple by offering its charger separately. 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 version.
EUR2020: Thats the price I would have needed to spend to own the only smart device that actually impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
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.
Im not going to spend the equivalent of two months minimum wage to buy a high-end mobile phone. On the other hand, I do not desire to completely lose sight of this market segment either. Im not opposed on concept to the concept of a mobile phone being more pricey than others merely because it is in a various class.
Seriously, I cant see myself remaining sane if the only smart devices available to the typical person are the 25 mid-range versions 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 everything on one product, make it the foundation of its yearly balance sheet, the basic bearer of its know-how, if it is booked for only 1% of consumers?
A smart device 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 a mind-boggling EUR10,000 (Vertu, anybody?) merely since they dont pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for rich customers.
A flagship must have an approach of being available to everyone. Not a populist agenda, however popular by option and is by no methods elitist. And, despite the reputation of being anti-Samsung that Ive enjoyed considering that I joined NextPit, I stay positive and think in Samsung to break the routine of the high-end or flagship market.
The Galaxy S21 could not only mark a revival at Samsung, however it could likewise reanimate the extremely concept of a flagship smartphone. At the extremely least, I hope so.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the base model to dare to show off an unsightly plastic back. And the design teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has actually so far made me positive.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default option on all variations, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. Samsung cant do things in halves, particularly not this year.
Mentioning mobile phones in its basic format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the most ingenious gadget manufacturer on the market for many years now to bend to the unbearably self-righteous and ignorant position of Apple by offering its charger independently. This is not a sincere effort or an ethical choice to conserve the world. Its a deceitful and perilous marketing method to increase ones margins by using the customers feelings and blackmailing them at the cost of ones carbon footprint.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want to feel like Im being fooled with my European variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon variation. I understand Samsungs insistence on its proprietary chip and I respect it. In fact, the maker has listened well (in a manner, a minimum of based on dripped benchmark outcomes) to the problems of users and testers.
Samsung knows that it can not continue to market 2 different versions with different performance levels however at the exact same rate. The Samsung Galaxy S21 need to when again mark a self-evident and clear development. The Exynos vs Snapdragon dispute must no longer exist and Samsung has no option however to reverse the pattern and develop a surprise.
However even if all of these demands, which I present in the manner of a spoiled kid, become a reality by some miracle, they will be in vain if the Samsung Galaxy S21 stays unaffordable.
I desire 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. However I would likewise 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.
But as gorgeous 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 produced me, which was even developed 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 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 end up being 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 a product. Dont get me incorrect, Im not hoping for a cost effective flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine steps have not made me go totally out of my mind. But I desire a flagship that makes me dream while being available to the average consumer.