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 disgruntled reporter at not having the ability to physically attend a major tech show frequently 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 short article on the reaction of the tech giants displaying at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “brand-new typical” 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. Instead, Im going back to what interests me: innovation.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will reveal its new high-end smart device, the Galaxy S21. Whatever individuals say throughout the entire 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 do not desire any more boring, generic Samsung flagships
The reason Im eluding a lot is to illustrate how boring the high-end mobile phone market has actually been to me. I do not have another word for it. And the mobile phone that has exemplified this boring-ness, by not being exceptional in any way is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You currently understand the song, youve most likely had the ability to check out through a lot of my short 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 nearly whatever the Samsung Galaxy S21 should not be/ © NextPit
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want the base design to dare to reveal 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 want the S-Pen to be a default alternative on all versions, and not just the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. If I want to take benefit of an essential function, please do not blackmail me into selecting the most pricey designs. If the Galaxy S lineup is going to absorb the Note in the future, I want the Galaxy S21 to make a clean break and not a peaceful transition. 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 dont want the most innovative gadget manufacturer on the market for many years now to flex to the naive and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by offering its battery charger independently. This is not an ethical choice or a sincere effort to save the planet. Its a unethical and perilous marketing strategy to increase ones margins by playing on the customers feelings and blackmailing them at the expenditure of ones carbon footprint.
Lastly, 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 version. I understand Samsungs insistence on its exclusive chip and I respect it. In truth, the maker has actually listened well (in such a way, a minimum of based on leaked benchmark results) to the problems of testers and users.
Samsung knows that it can not continue to market two different variations with different performance levels however at the very same rate. The Samsung Galaxy S21 should when again mark a clear and unquestionable development. The Exynos vs Snapdragon dispute must no longer exist and Samsung has no option but to reverse the pattern and create a surprise.
EUR2020: Thats the cost I would have had to invest to own the only smart device that actually impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
Whatever people say throughout the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and probably the most eagerly awaited Android smartphone in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the base model to dare to show off an ugly plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default choice on all variants, and not simply 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 gadget producer on the market for years now to bend to the unbearably self-righteous and ignorant position of Apple by selling its battery charger independently. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire to feel like Im being fooled with my European variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon variation.
Even if all of these demands, which I provide in the way 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 become a reality and is accessible.
Ive been bitching about it a lot in this short article, as typical. I would likewise like to remind you that the smart device that made me dream the most this year and even rekindled a hint of hope in my now-numb heart is also a Samsung design: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
As lovely as the few weeks I invested with this gem 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 developed so that I might not pay for to own one.
With the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire a REAL flagship. What I imply by that is, I do not want an unattainable technological display 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 cost in my face so that I can wish to feel even a little feeling, enjoyment and question an item. Do not get me wrong, Im not hoping for an inexpensive flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine measures have not made me go completely out of my mind. I desire a flagship that makes me dream while being accessible to the average customer.
I am all right with a four-digit price tag. If I need to resell my present handset and iPad 2019 to raise some funds, I am cool. Im not going to invest the equivalent of two months minimum wage to buy a high-end smartphone. On the other hand, I dont want to completely lose sight of this market section either. I do not have an “ideological” rejection of flagships. Im not opposed on principle to the concept of a smart device being more expensive than others merely because it remains in a various class.
Seriously, I cant see myself remaining sane if the only smartphones offered to the typical individual are the 25 mid-range variations of Realme and some other rebranded Redmi handsets. No, I still desire to have an interest in flagships, but just if theyre intriguing enough. Why focus everything on one product, make it the cornerstone of its annual balance sheet, the standard bearer of its knowledge, if it is reserved for just 1% of customers?
A mobile phone is not a luxury product. It is even considered as an important great today. I endure the standard gold-plated or diamond-encrusted versions that retail for an overwhelming EUR10,000 (Vertu, anybody?) simply because they do not pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for wealthy customers.
But a flagship must have a philosophy of being available to everybody. Not a populist program, however popular by choice and is by no methods elitist. And, regardless of the track record of being anti-Samsung that Ive reaped because I joined NextPit, I remain positive and think in Samsung to break the regimen of the high-end or flagship market.
The Galaxy S21 might not only mark a revival at Samsung, but it might also reanimate the extremely concept of a flagship smart device. At the very least, I hope so.
Its almost here. Stay tuned for the #ExynosOn. #Exynos _ is_back https://t.co/bEfaV2qxWv pic.twitter.com/kqJGxNy4MN– Samsung Exynos (@SamsungExynos).
January 12, 2021.