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 aggravation from a disgruntled reporter at not having the ability to physically go to a major 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 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 theme for months. No, this week, there will be no introspection, no diary excerpt. Instead, Im returning to what interests me: technology.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will unveil its new high-end smartphone, the Galaxy S21. Whatever individuals say throughout the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most eagerly waited for Android smartphone in the technosphere as of right now.
I do not desire any more boring, generic Samsung flagships
The factor Im eluding so much is to highlight how tiring the high-end smart device market has actually been to me. I dont have another word for it. And the mobile phone that has exemplified this boring-ness, by not being exceptional in any way is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You already know the tune, youve most likely had the ability to check out through a lot of my posts what I think about 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 nearly whatever the Samsung Galaxy S21 should not be/ © NextPit
However even if all of these demands, which I provide in the way of a spoiled child, become a reality by some wonder, they will fail if the Samsung Galaxy S21 remains unaffordable.
I desire a Samsung Galaxy S21 that makes all of my dreams come real and is available.
Ive been bitching about it a lot in this short article, as normal. I would also like to remind you that the smart device that made me dream the most this year and even revived a hint of hope in my now-numb heart is likewise a Samsung model: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
As gorgeous as the couple of weeks I invested with this gem in my hands were, I always understood complete well that this was an above-ground item, one that was not made for me, which was even created so that I might not afford to own one.
With the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want a REAL flagship. What I imply by that is, I do not want an unattainable technological showcase that holds out the prospect of a trickle-down of an innovation 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 intend to feel even a little feeling, enjoyment and question an item. Dont get me incorrect, Im not wishing for a budget-friendly flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine measures have not made me go totally out of my mind yet. I want a flagship that makes me dream while being available to the typical consumer.
Whatever people say throughout the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first flagship of 2021 and probably the most eagerly waited for Android smartphone in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the base model to dare to reveal off an unsightly plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default alternative on all versions, and not just the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Speaking of mobile phones in its standard format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the most innovative device maker on the market for years now to flex to the ignorant and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by selling its battery charger independently. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want to feel like Im being tricked with my European version of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version.
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.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the base design to dare to show off an ugly 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 want the S-Pen to be a default choice on all variations, and not just 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 concerns the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the most ingenious gadget producer on the marketplace for years now to bend to the unbearably self-righteous and naive position of Apple by offering its battery charger individually. This is not an ethical option or a genuine effort to save the world. Its a deceitful and insidious marketing method to increase ones margins by using the customers emotions and blackmailing them at the cost of ones carbon footprint.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want to feel like Im being deceived with my European version of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version. I comprehend Samsungs insistence on its proprietary chip and I respect it. In reality, the manufacturer has listened well (in a method, at least based on dripped benchmark outcomes) to the problems of testers and users.
Samsung understands that it can not continue to market two various variations with different performance levels but at the exact same cost. The Samsung Galaxy S21 need to once again mark a clear and unquestionable advancement. The Exynos vs Snapdragon argument must no longer exist and Samsung has no choice however to reverse the pattern and produce a surprise.
I am all right with a four-digit cost. If I need 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 purchase a high-end smart device. On the other hand, I dont wish to absolutely lose sight of this market sector either. I dont have an “ideological” rejection of flagships. Im not opposed on concept to the idea of a smart device being more expensive than others just because it remains in a various class.
Seriously, I cant see myself staying 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 have an interest in flagships, but just if theyre fascinating enough. Why focus whatever on one product, make it the cornerstone of its annual balance sheet, the standard bearer of its knowledge, if it is booked for just 1% of customers?
A smartphone is not a luxury product. It is even thought about as an important excellent today. I tolerate the traditional gold-plated or diamond-encrusted versions that retail for an overwhelming EUR10,000 (Vertu, anyone?) simply due to the fact that they do not pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for rich consumers.
But a flagship needs to have a viewpoint of being accessible to everybody. Not a populist program, but popular by choice and is by no means elitist. And, despite the reputation of being anti-Samsung that Ive gained because I joined NextPit, I stay optimistic 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, but it could also resurrect the extremely principle of a flagship smart device. At the very least, I hope so.
EUR2020: Thats the price I would have had to invest to own the only smartphone that actually impressed me this year/ © NextPit.