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 aggravation from an unhappy reporter at not being able to physically participate in a significant tech show often results in a moody post and ramblings which will most probably be of little interest to you readers.
And the idea of writing yet another article on the response of the tech giants showing at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “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 introspection, no journal excerpt. Instead, Im returning to what interests me: technology.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will unveil its new high-end smartphone, the Galaxy S21. Whatever people 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 smart device in the technosphere as of today. However thats the case every year. “Come on, Antoine, a little originality please”, you believe, and the tapping of keyboards has actually already begun. Hold your horses, Im getting there!
I dont desire any more boring, generic Samsung flagships
The reason Im eluding a lot is to illustrate how boring the high-end smartphone market has been to me. I dont have another word for it. And the smartphone that has characterized this boring-ness, by not being exceptional in any method is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You already understand the song, youve probably had the ability to check out numerous of my short articles what I believe of 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 everything the Samsung Galaxy S21 need to not be/ © NextPit
Whatever people state across the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the 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 dont desire the base model to dare to reveal off an ugly plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want the S-Pen to be a default alternative on all variations, and not just the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Speaking of mobile phones in its basic format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the most ingenious device maker on the market for years now to bend to the ignorant and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by offering its charger individually. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want to feel like Im being fooled with my European variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version.
EUR2020: Thats the rate I would have had to invest to own the only smart device that truly impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
Im not going to spend the equivalent of two months minimum wage to purchase 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 concept to the idea of a smartphone being more pricey than others simply due to the fact that it is in a various class.
Seriously, I cant see myself remaining sane if the only smart devices readily available to the average 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 intriguing enough. Why focus everything on one product, make it the foundation of its annual balance sheet, the basic bearer of its knowledge, if it is booked for only 1% of consumers?
A mobile phone is not a luxury item. It is even thought about as an essential good today.
However a flagship ought to have an approach of being accessible to everybody. Not a populist agenda, but popular by choice and is by no methods elitist. And, in spite of the track record of being anti-Samsung that Ive enjoyed given that I signed up with NextPit, I stay positive 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 could also resurrect the really idea of a flagship smart device. At the minimum, I hope so.
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.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the base model to attempt to flaunt an ugly plastic back. It doesnt matter how advanced the plastic or polymer alloy is, and it does not matter how splendidly matte and classy the upholstery is. I desire glass, I want a daring and initial style, I want curves and not a flat screen, I want to see some threats taken, duration! And the style teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has actually up until now made me optimistic.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want 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.
Mentioning smartphones in its basic format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the most ingenious device maker on the market for many years now to flex to the naive and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by offering its battery charger separately. This is not a sincere effort or an ethical choice to conserve the world. Its a dishonest and insidious marketing technique to increase ones margins by using the customers feelings 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 version of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version. I understand Samsungs persistence on its proprietary chip and I respect it. In truth, the manufacturer has listened well (in such a way, at least based upon leaked benchmark outcomes) to the problems of testers and users.
Samsung knows that it can not continue to market two different versions with different efficiency levels however at the exact same cost. As soon as again mark a clear and unquestionable advancement, the Samsung Galaxy S21 should. The Exynos vs Snapdragon argument should no longer exist and Samsung has no choice but to reverse the trend and create a surprise.
But even if all of these demands, which I present in the way of a ruined child, come true by some wonder, they will be in vain if the Samsung Galaxy S21 remains unaffordable.
I want 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 post, as normal. I would likewise like to remind you that the mobile phone that made me dream the most this year and even revived a hint of hope in my now-numb heart is likewise a Samsung design: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
As gorgeous as the couple of weeks I invested with this gem in my hands were, I always knew full well that this was an above-ground item, 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 desire a REAL flagship. What I mean by that is, I do not want 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 want a flagship that slaps a EUR2,000 price 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 a budget-friendly flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine measures have not made me go totally out of my mind. I desire a flagship that makes me dream while being accessible to the average consumer.