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 truthful with ourselves, the rising frustration from a disgruntled reporter at not having the ability to physically participate in a significant 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 composing yet another post on the action of the tech giants exhibiting at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “new normal” age makes my hair stand on end as I feel like Ive been harping about this style for months. No, this week, there will be no introspection, no diary excerpt. Rather, Im returning to what interests me: innovation.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will reveal its new high-end mobile phone, the Galaxy S21. Whatever people say throughout the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most eagerly waited for Android smartphone in the technosphere as of right now.
I dont desire anymore boring, generic Samsung flagships
The reason Im beating around the bush a lot is to show how tiring the high-end smartphone market has been to me. I dont have another word for it. And the smartphone 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 probably been able to read through a number of my articles what I think about this gadget. “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 almost whatever the Samsung Galaxy S21 ought to not be/ © 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.
EUR2020: Thats the cost I would have needed to spend to own the only mobile phone that truly impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
Whatever people 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 smart device in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the base design to attempt to reveal off an awful plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want the S-Pen to be a default alternative on all variants, and not just 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 desire the most ingenious gadget maker on the market for years now to flex to the unbearably self-righteous and ignorant position of Apple by selling its charger individually. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want to feel like Im being tricked with my European variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon variation.
I am all right with a four-digit rate tag. If I require to resell my current handset and iPad 2019 to raise some funds, I am cool. Im not going to spend the equivalent of two months minimum wage to buy a high-end smartphone. On the other hand, I do not wish to completely lose sight of this market sector either. I do not have an “ideological” rejection of flagships. Im not opposed on concept to the idea of a mobile phone being more costly than others simply since it is in a various class.
Seriously, I cant see myself staying sane if the only mobile phones readily available to the typical individual are the 25 mid-range variations of Realme and some other rebranded Redmi handsets. No, I still wish to have an interest in flagships, but only if theyre intriguing enough. Why focus whatever on one item, make it the cornerstone of its annual balance sheet, the standard bearer of its know-how, if it is scheduled for just 1% of customers?
A smart device is not a luxury item. It is even thought about as an essential good today.
A flagship ought to have an approach of being available to everybody. Not a populist agenda, but popular by option and is by no means elitist. And, regardless of the credibility of being anti-Samsung that Ive enjoyed considering that I joined NextPit, I remain positive and believe in Samsung to break the routine of the high-end or flagship market.
The Galaxy S21 might not just mark a revival at Samsung, however it could also resurrect the very principle of a flagship smart device. At the minimum, I hope so.
However even if all of these demands, which I provide in the way of a ruined kid, come to life by some miracle, they will fail 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 post, as normal. I would also like to advise you that the smartphone that made me dream the most this year and even revived a hint of hope in my now-numb heart is also a Samsung design: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
As gorgeous as the few 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 made for me, which was even created so that I could not manage to own one.
With the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire a REAL flagship. What I suggest by that is, I dont desire an unattainable technological showcase that holds out the possibility 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 rate tag in my face so that I can intend to feel even a little feeling, excitement and question about a product. Do not get me incorrect, Im not hoping for a budget friendly flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine procedures have not made me go entirely out of my mind yet. I desire a flagship that makes me dream while being accessible to the average consumer.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the base design to attempt to show off an unsightly plastic back. And the design teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has so far made me optimistic.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default choice on all variations, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. Samsung cant do things in halves, particularly not this year.
Speaking of smart devices in its standard format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want the most innovative gadget maker on the marketplace for several years now to bend to the ignorant and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by offering its battery charger separately. This is not an ethical option or a genuine effort to conserve the planet. Its a insidious and deceitful marketing strategy to increase ones margins by using the customers feelings and blackmailing them at the expenditure of ones carbon footprint.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire to feel like Im being fooled with my European variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version. I understand Samsungs insistence on its exclusive chip and I appreciate it. In reality, the producer has actually listened well (in a method, at least based upon leaked benchmark results) to the complaints of testers and users.
Samsung knows that it can not continue to market two different versions with different performance levels however at the same price. Once again mark a self-evident and clear advancement, the Samsung Galaxy S21 should. The Exynos vs Snapdragon argument need to no longer exist and Samsung has no choice however to reverse the trend and create a surprise.