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 dissatisfied reporter at not having the ability to physically attend a major tech show frequently results in a moody post and ramblings which will most likely be of little interest to you readers.
And the concept of writing yet another article on the action of the tech giants displaying at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “brand-new regular” period makes my hair stand on end as I seem like Ive been harping about this theme for months. No, this week, there will be no self-questioning, no diary excerpt. Instead, Im returning to what interests me: technology.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will reveal its brand-new high-end smartphone, the Galaxy S21. Whatever people say across the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most eagerly waited for Android mobile phone in the technosphere as of right now. However thats the case every year. “Come on, Antoine, a little originality please”, you believe, and the tapping of keyboards has already begun. Hold your horses, Im arriving!
I dont want anymore boring, generic Samsung flagships
The factor Im eluding so much is to illustrate how tiring the high-end smart device market has actually been to me. I do not have another word for it. And the smart device that has characterized this boring-ness, by not being impressive in any method is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You already know the tune, youve most likely been able to review much of my articles 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 must not be/ © NextPit
EUR2020: Thats the price I would have needed to spend to own the only mobile phone that truly 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.
Whatever individuals state across the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most eagerly waited for Android mobile phone in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the base model to attempt to reveal off an ugly plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want the S-Pen to be a default alternative on all variants, 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 do not want the most ingenious gadget manufacturer 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 do not want to feel like Im being fooled with my European version of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon variation.
Even if all of these demands, which I present in the way of a spoiled kid, come true by some wonder, they will be in vain if the Samsung Galaxy S21 stays unaffordable.
I desire a Samsung Galaxy S21 that makes all of my dreams come true and is available.
Ive been bitching about it a lot in this post, as usual. However I would also like to advise you that the mobile phone 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.
However 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 product, one that was not produced 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 indicate by that is, I do not desire an unattainable technological showcase that holds out the prospect of a trickle-down of a development that will take 5 years to become commonplace.
Nor do I desire a flagship that slaps a EUR2,000 cost in my face so that I can want to feel even a little emotion, excitement and wonder about a product. Dont get me incorrect, Im not wishing for a cost effective flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine steps have not made me go entirely out of my mind yet. However I want a flagship that makes me dream while being accessible to the typical consumer.
Im not going to invest the equivalent of 2 months minimum wage to buy a high-end mobile phone. On the other hand, I dont desire to completely lose sight of this market sector either. Im not opposed on principle to the idea of a mobile phone being more pricey than others simply since it is in a different class.
Seriously, I cant see myself remaining sane if the only smart devices offered to the typical person are the 25 mid-range versions of Realme and some other rebranded Redmi handsets. No, I still desire to be interested in flagships, but only if theyre fascinating enough. Why focus everything on one item, make it the foundation of its yearly balance sheet, the basic bearer of its knowledge, if it is scheduled for just 1% of consumers?
A mobile phone is not a high-end product. It is even considered as an important excellent today. I tolerate the standard gold-plated or diamond-encrusted versions that retail for a mind-boggling EUR10,000 (Vertu, anyone?) just since they dont pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for wealthy consumers.
A flagship needs to have a viewpoint of being available to everybody. Not a populist program, but popular by option and is by no means elitist. And, despite the track record of being anti-Samsung that Ive gained since I signed up with NextPit, I remain optimistic and think in Samsung to break the regimen of the high-end or flagship market.
The Galaxy S21 could not only mark a revival at Samsung, but it might also reanimate the extremely concept of a flagship smartphone. At the really least, I hope so.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want the base design to dare to flaunt 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 classy the upholstery is. I want glass, I desire a initial and daring 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 so far made me positive.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default option on all versions, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Samsung cant do things in halves, specifically not this year.
Mentioning mobile phones in its standard format, when it pertains to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the most ingenious gadget producer on the marketplace for years now to flex to the unbearably self-righteous and ignorant position of Apple by offering its charger separately. This is not an ethical option or a sincere effort to conserve the planet. Its a insidious and unethical marketing method to increase ones margins by playing on the customers emotions and blackmailing them at the expense of ones carbon footprint.
Lastly, for the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont wish to feel like Im being tricked with my European variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon variation. I comprehend Samsungs persistence on its proprietary chip and I respect it. The manufacturer has actually listened well (in a way, at least based on leaked benchmark results) to the grievances of users and testers.
Samsung knows that it can not continue to market two various versions with different performance levels however at the exact same price. The Samsung Galaxy S21 need to as soon as again mark a clear and undeniable breakthrough. The Exynos vs Snapdragon debate need to no longer exist and Samsung has no choice however to reverse the trend and develop a surprise.