Yes, were in the middle of CES 2021, but were also on the eve of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21. Let us be sincere with ourselves, the rising aggravation from a disgruntled reporter at not being able to physically go to 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 article on the response of the tech giants displaying 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 style for months. No, today, there will be no self-questioning, no diary excerpt. Rather, Im going back to what interests me: innovation.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will reveal its brand-new high-end smartphone, the Galaxy S21. Whatever people say throughout the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and probably the most eagerly awaited Android smartphone in the technosphere since today. 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 dont desire any more boring, generic Samsung flagships
The factor Im eluding a lot is to show how tiring the high-end smart device market has been to me. I do not have another word for it. And the smartphone that has exemplified this boring-ness, by not being outstanding in any method is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You currently know the song, youve most likely had the ability to check out a lot of my articles what I consider this device. “Lack of ambition/20” or “Galaxy Nothankyou 20”, thats how I entitled review test at the release of its pedecessors
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 represents nearly everything the Samsung Galaxy S21 must not be/ © 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.
However even if all of these demands, which I provide in the way of a spoiled child, come real by some miracle, they will fail if the Samsung Galaxy S21 remains 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 short article, as typical. I would also like to advise you that the smart device that made me dream the most this year and even revived a tip of hope in my now-numb heart is likewise a Samsung model: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
However as stunning as the few weeks I spent with this gem in my hands were, I always knew full well that this was an above-ground product, one that was not made for me, which was even designed so that I could not afford to own one.
With the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want a REAL flagship. What I imply by that is, I do not desire an unattainable technological display 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 want 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. Dont get me incorrect, Im not wishing for a budget-friendly flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine procedures have not made me go totally out of my mind yet. However I want a flagship that makes me dream while being accessible to the typical consumer.
I am all right with a four-digit cost. I am cool if I need to resell my existing handset and iPad 2019 to raise some funds. However Im not going to invest the equivalent of 2 months base pay to buy a high-end smartphone. On the other hand, I do not wish to absolutely lose sight of this market segment either. I dont have an “ideological” rejection of flagships. Im not opposed on principle to the concept of a mobile phone being more pricey than others simply because it remains in a different class.
Seriously, I cant see myself remaining sane if the only mobile phones offered to the average 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 just if theyre intriguing 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 reserved for only 1% of consumers?
A mobile phone is not a high-end item. It is even considered as a necessary excellent today. I tolerate the standard gold-plated or diamond-encrusted versions that retail for a mind-boggling EUR10,000 (Vertu, anybody?) just since they do not pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for rich customers.
However a flagship should have a philosophy of being available to everyone. Not a populist agenda, but popular by choice and is by no methods elitist. And, in spite of the credibility of being anti-Samsung that Ive reaped because 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, but it might likewise reanimate the extremely concept of a flagship mobile phone. At the really least, I hope so.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the base model to attempt to reveal off an awful plastic back. It does not matter how advanced the plastic or polymer alloy is, and it does not matter how splendidly matte and sophisticated the upholstery is. I want glass, I desire a initial and bold style, I desire curves and not a flat screen, I wish to see some dangers taken, duration! And the design teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has actually up until now made me positive.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default option on all variants, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Samsung cant do things in halves, particularly not this year.
Speaking of smartphones in its basic format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the most innovative gadget producer on the marketplace for years now to bend to the ignorant and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by offering its charger individually. This is not an ethical choice or a genuine effort to conserve the planet. Its a deceitful and perilous marketing method to increase ones margins by playing on the consumers feelings and blackmailing them at the expenditure of ones carbon footprint.
Lastly, for the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire to seem like Im being tricked 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 appreciate it. The producer has listened well (in a method, at least based on leaked benchmark outcomes) to the complaints of users and testers.
Samsung understands that it can not continue to market 2 different versions with various performance levels however at the very same cost. Once again mark a undeniable and clear advancement, the Samsung Galaxy S21 need to. The Exynos vs Snapdragon dispute need to no longer exist and Samsung has no choice but to reverse the pattern and produce a surprise.
Whatever individuals state throughout the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very 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 do not desire the base model 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 versions, and not just the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. Speaking of smart devices in its standard format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the most ingenious gadget maker on the market for years now to flex to the unbearably self-righteous and naive position of Apple by selling its charger individually. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want to feel like Im being deceived with my European variation 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 smartphone that truly impressed me this year/ © NextPit.