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 truthful with ourselves, the rising frustration from a disgruntled journalist at not being able to physically attend a major 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 composing yet another 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 theme 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 state throughout the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first flagship of 2021 and probably 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 tiring the high-end smartphone market has actually been to me. I do not have another word for it. And the smart device that has epitomized this boring-ness, by not being impressive in any method is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You already know the tune, youve probably had the ability to read through a lot of my short articles what I think of this device. “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 everything the Samsung Galaxy S21 ought to not be/ © NextPit
EUR2020: Thats the rate I would have needed to spend to own the only smartphone that really impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
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.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the base design to attempt to reveal off an ugly 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 desire the S-Pen to be a default option on all variants, and not just the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. Samsung cant do things in halves, especially not this year.
Mentioning mobile phones in its basic format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the most ingenious gadget maker on the market for many years now to flex to the naive and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by selling its battery charger separately. This is not a sincere effort or an ethical choice to save the planet. Its a unethical and insidious marketing strategy to increase ones margins by using the customers emotions and blackmailing them at the expense of ones carbon footprint.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire to feel like Im being deceived with my European variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon variation. I comprehend Samsungs insistence on its exclusive chip and I respect it. In reality, the maker has listened well (in a method, a minimum of based on leaked benchmark results) to the problems of testers and users.
Samsung knows that it can not continue to market 2 various variations with various performance levels however at the very same price. The Samsung Galaxy S21 must when again mark a self-evident and clear breakthrough. The Exynos vs Snapdragon debate must no longer exist and Samsung has no option however to reverse the pattern and create a surprise.
Even if all of these needs, which I provide in the way of a spoiled kid, come true 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 become a reality and is available.
Ive been bitching about it a lot in this article, as normal. I would also 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 also a Samsung model: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
As stunning as the couple of weeks I spent with this gem in my hands were, I always knew complete well that this was an above-ground item, 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 want a REAL flagship. What I indicate by that is, I dont 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 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 wrong, Im not hoping for an inexpensive flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine steps have not made me go totally out of my mind. But I desire a flagship that makes me dream while being available to the typical consumer.
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 want to completely lose sight of this market segment either. Im not opposed on principle to the idea of a mobile phone being more expensive than others simply because it is in a various class.
Seriously, I cant see myself remaining sane if the only mobile phones 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 only if theyre fascinating enough. Why focus whatever on one item, make it the foundation of its annual balance sheet, the standard bearer of its knowledge, if it is reserved for just 1% of consumers?
A smartphone is not a high-end item. It is even considered as a vital good today. I tolerate the conventional gold-plated or diamond-encrusted versions that retail for a mind-blowing EUR10,000 (Vertu, anyone?) just since they dont pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for rich customers.
However a flagship ought to have an approach of being available to everyone. Not a populist program, however popular by choice and is by no means elitist. And, despite the credibility of being anti-Samsung that Ive reaped considering that 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 just mark a revival at Samsung, however it could likewise resurrect the extremely idea of a flagship smartphone. At least, I hope so.
Whatever people state throughout the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very 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 do not want the base design to attempt to show off an unsightly plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default option on all versions, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Speaking of smart devices in its basic format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want the most innovative gadget producer on the market for years now to bend to the unbearably self-righteous and ignorant position of Apple by offering its battery charger independently. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire to feel like Im being deceived with my European variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version.