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 increasing disappointment from an unhappy 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 probably be of little interest to you readers.
And the idea of composing yet another article on the reaction of the tech giants exhibiting at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “brand-new normal” period makes my hair stand on end as I feel like Ive been harping about this theme for months. No, today, there will be no self-questioning, no diary excerpt. Instead, Im going back to what interests me: innovation.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will unveil its brand-new high-end smart device, the Galaxy S21. Whatever people state across 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 since today. Thats the case every year. “Come on, Antoine, a little creativity please”, you think, and the tapping of keyboards has actually currently begun. Hold your horses, Im arriving!
I dont desire anymore boring, generic Samsung flagships
The reason Im eluding so much is to show how tiring the high-end smart device market has been to me. I dont have another word for it. And the mobile phone that has characterized this boring-ness, by not being outstanding in any method is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You already know the song, youve probably been able to check out much of my short articles what I think about this device. “Lack of ambition/20” or “Galaxy Nothankyou 20”, thats how I titled review test at the release of its pedecessors
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 represents nearly whatever the Samsung Galaxy S21 ought to not be/ © NextPit
Whatever people state throughout the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most eagerly awaited Android mobile phone in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the base model to attempt to reveal off an unsightly plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default alternative on all variants, 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 do not desire the most innovative device maker on the market for years now to bend to the ignorant and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by offering its battery charger separately. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want to feel like Im being fooled with my European version of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon variation.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the base design to attempt to show off an ugly plastic back. And the style teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has so far made me positive.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want the S-Pen to be a default choice on all variants, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Samsung cant do things in halves, specifically not this year.
Mentioning smartphones in its standard format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want the most innovative gadget maker on the market for years now to bend to the unbearably self-righteous and naive position of Apple by selling its charger individually. This is not a genuine effort or an ethical option to save the world. Its a perilous and unethical marketing technique to increase ones margins by using the consumers emotions and blackmailing them at the expense 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 proprietary chip and I appreciate it. The maker has actually 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 2 various variations with different efficiency levels but at the same rate. The Samsung Galaxy S21 need to as soon as again mark a self-evident and clear advancement. The Exynos vs Snapdragon dispute must no longer exist and Samsung has no choice but to reverse the pattern and develop a surprise.
Im not going to invest the equivalent of two months minimum wage to purchase a high-end smart device. On the other hand, I dont want to absolutely lose sight of this market sector either. Im not opposed on concept to the concept of a smartphone being more costly 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 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, but just if theyre interesting enough. Why focus whatever on one item, make it the foundation of its annual balance sheet, the standard bearer of its knowledge, if it is reserved for only 1% of customers?
A smartphone is not a luxury item. It is even considered as a vital good today. I endure the standard gold-plated or diamond-encrusted versions that retail for an overwhelming EUR10,000 (Vertu, anyone?) simply because they do not pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for rich customers.
However a flagship ought to have a philosophy of being available to everybody. Not a populist agenda, but popular by choice and is by no means elitist. And, regardless of the track record of being anti-Samsung that Ive enjoyed 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 also resurrect the really idea of a flagship smart device. At least, I hope so.
However even if all of these demands, which I present in the way of a ruined kid, come real by some miracle, they will be in vain if the Samsung Galaxy S21 remains unaffordable.
I want a Samsung Galaxy S21 that makes all of my dreams become a reality and is accessible.
Ive been bitching about it a lot in this short article, as usual. I would likewise like to remind you that the smart device that made me dream the most this year and even rekindled a tip of hope in my now-numb heart is also a Samsung design: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
But as lovely as the few weeks I invested with this gem in my hands were, I constantly understood full well that this was an above-ground item, one that was not produced me, which was even designed so that I could not manage to own one.
With the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire a REAL flagship. What I mean by that is, I dont want an unattainable technological display that holds out the possibility 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 hope to feel even a little feeling, excitement and wonder about a product. 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. However I desire a flagship that makes me dream while being accessible to the typical consumer.
EUR2020: Thats the price I would have needed to spend to own the only smartphone 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.