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 increasing frustration from a disgruntled journalist at not having the ability to physically attend a significant 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 writing yet another post on the reaction of the tech giants displaying at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “new normal” age 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 diary excerpt. Rather, Im going back to what interests me: technology.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will unveil its new high-end smart device, the Galaxy S21. Whatever individuals state throughout the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first flagship of 2021 and probably the most eagerly awaited Android smartphone in the technosphere as of today. Thats the case every year. “Come on, Antoine, a little originality please”, you think, and the tapping of keyboards has actually already begun. Hold your horses, Im arriving!
I dont want anymore boring, generic Samsung flagships
The factor Im eluding so much is to illustrate how boring the high-end mobile phone market has been to me. I dont have another word for it. And the smartphone that has epitomized this boring-ness, by not being outstanding in any method is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You currently know the song, youve most likely been able to go through much of my short articles what I believe of this gadget. “Lack of ambition/20” or “Galaxy Nothankyou 20”, thats how I entitled evaluation test at the release of its pedecessors
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 represents nearly everything the Samsung Galaxy S21 ought to not be/ © 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.
Whatever individuals say across the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the 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 want the base model to dare to reveal off an unsightly plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default option on all variations, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Speaking of smart devices in its standard format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want the most ingenious device producer on the market for years now to flex to the unbearably self-righteous and naive position of Apple by selling its battery charger individually. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire to feel like Im being tricked with my European variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version.
But even if all of these demands, which I provide in the manner of a spoiled child, become a reality by some miracle, they will fail if the Samsung Galaxy S21 remains unaffordable.
I desire 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 also like to remind you that the mobile phone that made me dream the most this year and even revived a tip of hope in my now-numb heart is also a Samsung design: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
However as gorgeous as the few weeks I spent with this gem in my hands were, I always understood full well that this was an above-ground item, one that was not produced me, which was even developed so that I could 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 showcase 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 in my face so that I can want to feel even a little feeling, enjoyment and question about an item. Dont get me wrong, Im not hoping for an economical flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine steps have not made me go completely out of my mind yet. However I desire a flagship that makes me dream while being accessible to the average consumer.
EUR2020: Thats the price I would have had to invest to own the only smart device that truly impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want the base design to attempt to reveal off an awful plastic back. And the design teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has actually so far made me positive.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want the S-Pen to be a default option on all variations, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Samsung cant do things in halves, particularly not this year.
Speaking of mobile phones in its standard format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the most ingenious device manufacturer on the market for years now to bend to the naive and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by selling its charger separately. This is not a genuine effort or an ethical option to save the world. Its a perilous and dishonest marketing method to increase ones margins by playing on the consumers feelings and blackmailing them at the cost of ones carbon footprint.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire to feel like Im being deceived 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 producer has listened well (in a manner, at least based upon dripped benchmark results) to the problems of users and testers.
Samsung knows that it can not continue to market 2 different variations with different performance levels however at the very same rate. When again mark a self-evident and clear breakthrough, the Samsung Galaxy S21 need to. The Exynos vs Snapdragon dispute should no longer exist and Samsung has no choice but to reverse the pattern and produce a surprise.
I am all right with a four-digit price. I am cool if I need to resell my present handset and iPad 2019 to raise some funds. However Im not going to spend the equivalent of two months base pay to purchase a high-end smart device. On the other hand, I do not wish to totally 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 costly than others just because it remains in a various class.
Seriously, I cant see myself staying sane if the only mobile phones 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, but just if theyre fascinating 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 smart device is not a luxury product. It is even thought about as a vital great today. I endure the conventional gold-plated or diamond-encrusted versions that retail for an overwhelming EUR10,000 (Vertu, anyone?) just because they do not pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for rich consumers.
A flagship ought to have a philosophy of being accessible to everybody. Not a populist program, but popular by option and is by no methods elitist. And, despite the reputation of being anti-Samsung that Ive gained since I signed up with NextPit, I stay optimistic and believe in Samsung to break the regimen of the high-end or flagship market.
The Galaxy S21 could not just mark a revival at Samsung, but it could likewise reanimate the very concept of a flagship mobile phone. At least, I hope so.