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 honest with ourselves, the increasing aggravation from an unhappy journalist at not having the ability to physically participate in a significant tech show typically leads to a moody post and ramblings which will most likely be of little interest to you readers.
And the idea of composing yet another article on the action of the tech giants exhibiting at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “new normal” era makes my hair stand on end as I feel like Ive been harping about this theme for months. No, this week, 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 brand-new high-end mobile phone, the Galaxy S21. Whatever people say across the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first flagship of 2021 and probably the most eagerly awaited Android mobile phone in the technosphere as of right now. However thats the case every year. “Come on, Antoine, a little creativity please”, you think, and the tapping of keyboards has actually already begun. Hold your horses, Im arriving!
I do not want anymore boring, generic Samsung flagships
The reason Im eluding so much is to highlight how tiring the high-end smartphone market has been to me. I do not have another word for it. And the mobile phone that has represented this boring-ness, by not being exceptional in any way is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You currently know the song, youve probably been able to check out much of my articles what I think of 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 almost whatever the Samsung Galaxy S21 must not be/ © 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.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the base design to dare to flaunt an awful plastic back. It does not matter how advanced the plastic or polymer alloy is, and it doesnt matter how splendidly matte and sophisticated the upholstery is. I want glass, I want a initial and daring design, I desire curves and not a flat screen, I wish to see some risks taken, period! And the style teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has up until now made me positive.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want the S-Pen to be a default alternative on all variants, and not just the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Please dont blackmail me into selecting the most expensive designs if I desire to benefit from an essential feature. If the Galaxy S lineup is going to soak up the Note in the future, I desire the Galaxy S21 to make a clean break and not a peaceful shift. Samsung cant do things in halves, especially not this year.
Speaking of smartphones in its basic format, when it pertains to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the most innovative gadget maker on the marketplace for years now to flex to the unbearably self-righteous and naive position of Apple by selling its battery charger independently. This is not an ethical option or a genuine effort to save the planet. Its a insidious and dishonest marketing technique to increase ones margins by playing on the consumers emotions and blackmailing them at the cost of ones carbon footprint.
Finally, for the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not wish to feel like Im being fooled with my European version of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon variation. I comprehend Samsungs persistence on its proprietary chip and I respect it. In truth, the producer has listened well (in a way, a minimum of based upon leaked benchmark outcomes) to the grievances of testers and users.
Samsung understands that it can not continue to market 2 various versions with various efficiency levels however at the same price. The Samsung Galaxy S21 should once again mark a self-evident and clear breakthrough. 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 rate I would have had to spend to own the only smart device that actually impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
I am all right with a four-digit cost tag. I am cool if I require to resell my current handset and iPad 2019 to raise some funds. Im not going to invest the equivalent of 2 months minimum wage to purchase a high-end smart device. On the other hand, I do not wish to absolutely lose sight of this market sector either. I dont have an “ideological” rejection of flagships. Im not opposed on concept to the idea of a smart device being more expensive than others merely because it is in a various class.
Seriously, I cant see myself staying sane if the only mobile phones available to the typical person are the 25 mid-range variations of Realme and some other rebranded Redmi handsets. No, I still desire to be interested in flagships, however just if theyre intriguing enough. Why focus whatever on one item, make it the foundation of its annual balance sheet, the basic bearer of its knowledge, if it is scheduled for only 1% of consumers?
A mobile phone is not a luxury product. It is even considered as a vital excellent today.
A flagship ought to have an approach of being available to everybody. Not a populist program, however popular by choice and is by no means elitist. And, in spite of the credibility of being anti-Samsung that Ive reaped given that I joined NextPit, I remain positive and believe in Samsung to break the regimen of the high-end or flagship market.
The Galaxy S21 might not just mark a revival at Samsung, but it might likewise reanimate the very idea of a flagship smart device. At the very least, I hope so.
Whatever individuals say 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 mobile phone in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want the base design to attempt to reveal off an ugly plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default alternative on all versions, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Speaking of mobile phones in its basic format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the most ingenious gadget manufacturer on the market for years now to flex to the ignorant and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by selling its charger individually. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want to feel like Im being tricked with my European version of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version.
But even if all of these needs, which I provide in the manner of a ruined kid, become a reality by some miracle, they will be in vain if the Samsung Galaxy S21 stays unaffordable.
I want a Samsung Galaxy S21 that makes all of my dreams come real and is accessible.
Ive been bitching about it a lot in this short article, as typical. But I would likewise like to advise you that the smartphone that made me dream the most this year and even rekindled a tip of hope in my now-numb heart is also a Samsung model: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
As lovely as the couple of weeks I invested with this gem 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 designed so that I could not manage to own one.
With the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire a REAL flagship. What I suggest 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 end up being commonplace.
Nor do I want a flagship that slaps a EUR2,000 cost tag in my face so that I can want to feel even a little feeling, enjoyment and question an item. Dont get me wrong, Im not hoping for a budget-friendly flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine measures have not made me go entirely out of my mind yet. I want a flagship that makes me dream while being accessible to the typical consumer.