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 honest with ourselves, the rising disappointment from a dissatisfied journalist at not being able to physically participate in a significant tech program often 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 reaction of the tech giants showing 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, today, there will be no self-questioning, no diary excerpt. Rather, Im going back to what interests me: technology.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will reveal its new high-end smart device, the Galaxy S21. Whatever people state across the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most eagerly waited for Android mobile phone in the technosphere as of right now.
I do not desire any more boring, generic Samsung flagships
The factor Im beating around the bush a lot is to show how tiring the high-end mobile phone market has actually been to me. I do not have another word for it. And the smartphone that has epitomized this boring-ness, by not being outstanding in any way is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You already understand the tune, youve probably had the ability to check out a lot of my short articles what I consider 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 almost whatever the Samsung Galaxy S21 must not be/ © NextPit
Even if all of these needs, which I provide in the manner of a ruined child, come real 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 to life and is accessible.
Ive been bitching about it a lot in this short article, as normal. But 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 likewise a Samsung design: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
But as beautiful as the few weeks I spent 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 want a REAL flagship. What I indicate by that is, I do not want an unattainable technological showcase 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 desire a flagship that slaps a EUR2,000 cost in my face so that I can intend to feel even a little feeling, excitement and wonder about a product. Do not get me incorrect, Im not hoping for an economical flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine procedures have not made me go entirely out of my mind. I want a flagship that makes me dream while being available to the average consumer.
Whatever individuals state throughout the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and probably the most excitedly awaited Android smartphone in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the base model to attempt to show 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 want the most ingenious gadget producer on the market for years now to bend to the unbearably self-righteous and naive position of Apple by selling its battery charger independently. 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 variation.
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.
EUR2020: Thats the rate I would have needed to spend to own the only smartphone that actually impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
Im not going to invest the equivalent of two months minimum wage to buy a high-end smart device. On the other hand, I dont want to absolutely lose sight of this market section either. Im not opposed on concept to the concept of a mobile phone being more expensive than others merely due to the fact that it is in a different class.
Seriously, I cant see myself staying sane if the only smart devices offered 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 just if theyre fascinating enough. Why focus whatever on one item, make it the foundation of its annual balance sheet, the standard bearer of its know-how, if it is reserved for just 1% of consumers?
A smart device is not a luxury product. It is even considered as a vital great today.
A flagship should have a philosophy of being available to everyone. Not a populist program, however popular by choice and is by no means elitist. And, despite the reputation of being anti-Samsung that Ive gained since I joined NextPit, I remain optimistic and believe in Samsung to break the routine of the high-end or flagship market.
The Galaxy S21 might not only mark a revival at Samsung, however it might also resurrect the very principle of a flagship smart device. At the minimum, I hope so.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want the base design to attempt to display an awful plastic back. It doesnt matter how advanced the plastic or polymer alloy is, and it doesnt matter how splendidly matte and stylish the upholstery is. I want glass, I want a daring and initial style, I desire curves and not a flat screen, I wish to see some risks taken, duration! And the style 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 alternative on all variations, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. If I desire to take benefit of a key feature, please do not blackmail me into selecting the most costly designs. If the Galaxy S lineup is going to soak up the Note in the future, I desire the Galaxy S21 to make a tidy break and not a peaceful transition. Samsung cant do things in halves, especially not this year.
Speaking of smartphones in its basic format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the most innovative device manufacturer on the marketplace for several years now to flex to the ignorant and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by selling its charger independently. This is not a sincere effort or an ethical option to conserve the planet. Its a deceitful and perilous marketing strategy to increase ones margins by using the customers feelings and blackmailing them at the cost of ones carbon footprint.
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. I comprehend Samsungs insistence on its proprietary chip and I appreciate it. In truth, the producer has actually listened well (in a manner, a minimum of based on dripped benchmark outcomes) to the complaints of testers and users.
Samsung understands that it can not continue to market two different variations with various performance levels but at the exact same price. The Samsung Galaxy S21 need to once again mark a clear and self-evident breakthrough. The Exynos vs Snapdragon argument need to no longer exist and Samsung has no choice however to reverse the pattern and create a surprise.