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 sincere with ourselves, the rising disappointment from a dissatisfied reporter at not being able to physically go to a major tech program typically leads to 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 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 style for months. No, today, there will be no self-questioning, no journal excerpt. Rather, Im returning to what interests me: innovation.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will unveil its brand-new high-end smartphone, the Galaxy S21. Whatever people state across the whole 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.
I dont desire anymore boring, generic Samsung flagships
The reason Im eluding so much is to highlight how boring the high-end mobile phone market has been to me. I dont have another word for it. And the smartphone that has characterized this boring-ness, by not being impressive in any method is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You already understand the song, youve most likely been able to check out a number of my posts what I believe of this device. “Lack of ambition/20” or “Galaxy Nothankyou 20”, thats how I titled evaluation test at the release of its pedecessors
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 represents nearly whatever the Samsung Galaxy S21 should not be/ © NextPit
Even if all of these demands, which I provide 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 article, as normal. I would likewise like to advise you that the smart device that made me dream the most this year and even revived a tip of hope in my now-numb heart is also a Samsung model: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
As beautiful as the couple of weeks I spent with this jewel in my hands were, I always knew complete well that this was an above-ground product, one that was not made for me, which was even developed so that I might not manage to own one.
With the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire a REAL flagship. What I imply by that is, I dont want an unattainable technological display that holds out the prospect 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 rate tag in my face so that I can hope to feel even a little emotion, enjoyment and question an item. Dont get me incorrect, Im not wishing for a budget friendly flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine steps 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 average consumer.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the base design to attempt to reveal off an unsightly plastic back. And the style teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has actually so far 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 variations. Samsung cant do things in halves, particularly not this year.
Speaking of smartphones in its standard format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the most innovative device producer on the marketplace for many years now to flex to the ignorant and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by offering its battery charger separately. This is not an ethical option or a sincere effort to save the planet. Its a dishonest and insidious marketing technique to increase ones margins by playing on the customers emotions and blackmailing them at the cost of ones carbon footprint.
Lastly, 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. I comprehend Samsungs persistence on its exclusive chip and I appreciate it. The manufacturer has actually listened well (in a way, at least based on dripped benchmark results) to the complaints of testers and users.
Samsung understands that it can not continue to market 2 various versions with various efficiency levels but at the very same cost. Once again mark a clear and undeniable breakthrough, the Samsung Galaxy S21 need to. The Exynos vs Snapdragon dispute should no longer exist and Samsung has no option but to reverse the trend and develop a surprise.
EUR2020: Thats the rate I would have needed to invest to own the only mobile phone that actually impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
Whatever people say across the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most excitedly waited for Android smart device in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want the base design to attempt to show 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 variations. Speaking of smart devices in its basic 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 ignorant position of Apple by offering its charger individually. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire to feel like Im being tricked with my European version of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version.
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.
Im not going to spend the equivalent of 2 months minimum wage to buy a high-end smartphone. On the other hand, I do not want to absolutely lose sight of this market sector either. Im not opposed on concept to the idea of a mobile phone being more expensive than others simply due to the fact that it is in a various class.
Seriously, I cant see myself staying sane if the only smart devices 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 be interested in flagships, however only if theyre interesting enough. Why focus whatever on one product, make it the foundation of its annual balance sheet, the standard bearer of its knowledge, if it is scheduled for only 1% of consumers?
A mobile phone is not a high-end product. It is even thought about as a vital good today. I endure the standard gold-plated or diamond-encrusted versions that retail for an overwhelming EUR10,000 (Vertu, anybody?) simply because they dont pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for wealthy consumers.
But a flagship needs to have a philosophy of being available to everybody. Not a populist program, but popular by option and is by no ways elitist. And, regardless of the reputation of being anti-Samsung that Ive reaped 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 could not only mark a revival at Samsung, but it could likewise reanimate the extremely concept of a flagship mobile phone. At least, I hope so.