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 honest with ourselves, the increasing frustration from a disgruntled reporter at not being able to physically go to a significant tech program frequently leads to 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 showing at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “brand-new typical” period 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 journal excerpt. Instead, Im returning to what interests me: technology.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will unveil its brand-new high-end smart device, 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 smart device in the technosphere as of today. But thats the case every year. “Come on, Antoine, a little creativity please”, you believe, and the tapping of keyboards has actually already begun. Hold your horses, Im arriving!
I do not desire anymore boring, generic Samsung flagships
The factor Im eluding a lot is to highlight how boring the high-end smartphone market has been to me. I do not have another word for it. And the mobile phone that has actually characterized this boring-ness, by not being impressive in any method is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You already understand the tune, youve most likely had the ability to check out through many of my short articles what I consider this gadget. “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 everything the Samsung Galaxy S21 ought to not be/ © NextPit
Even if all of these needs, which I present in the manner of a ruined child, come real by some wonder, 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 true and is available.
Ive been bitching about it a lot in this article, as typical. But I would also like to remind you that the smartphone 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.
However as stunning as the couple of weeks I spent with this jewel in my hands were, I always understood complete well that this was an above-ground item, one that was not produced me, which was even created so that I might not manage to own one.
With the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire a REAL flagship. What I indicate by that is, I do not desire an unattainable technological showcase 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 want a flagship that slaps a EUR2,000 price tag in my face so that I can want to feel even a little feeling, excitement and question an item. Do not get me wrong, Im not expecting a budget-friendly flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine procedures have not made me go completely out of my mind yet. I want a flagship that makes me dream while being accessible to the typical consumer.
EUR2020: Thats the price I would have had to spend to own the only smartphone that truly impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
Its nearly here. Stay tuned for the #ExynosOn. #Exynos _ is_back https://t.co/bEfaV2qxWv pic.twitter.com/kqJGxNy4MN– Samsung Exynos (@SamsungExynos).
January 12, 2021.
Whatever people say throughout the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most eagerly awaited Android smart device in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the base model to dare to reveal off an awful plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default choice on all variations, and not just the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. Speaking of mobile phones in its standard format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want the most innovative device maker on the market for years now to flex to the naive and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by offering its charger independently. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want to feel like Im being fooled with my European version of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version.
Im not going to invest the equivalent of two months minimum wage to purchase a high-end smartphone. On the other hand, I do not desire to absolutely lose sight of this market segment either. Im not opposed on principle to the concept of a mobile phone being more pricey than others just due to the fact that it is in a various class.
Seriously, I cant see myself remaining sane if the only mobile phones available to the typical individual are the 25 mid-range versions 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 yearly balance sheet, the standard bearer of its knowledge, if it is booked for only 1% of consumers?
A smartphone is not a luxury item. It is even thought about as an essential excellent today.
A flagship should have a viewpoint of being available to everyone. Not a populist program, however popular by choice and is by no means elitist. And, regardless of the track record of being anti-Samsung that Ive gained considering that I joined NextPit, I stay positive and believe in Samsung to break the routine of the high-end or flagship market.
The Galaxy S21 might not just mark a revival at Samsung, but it might also resurrect the really idea of a flagship mobile phone. At the extremely least, I hope so.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the base design to attempt to reveal off an awful plastic back. And the design teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has so far made me optimistic.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default alternative on all variants, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. If I desire to take advantage of an essential feature, please dont blackmail me into selecting the most costly models. 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 shift. Samsung cant do things in halves, specifically not this year.
Mentioning smart devices in its standard format, when it concerns the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the most ingenious device maker on the marketplace for many years now to flex to the unbearably self-righteous and ignorant position of Apple by offering its charger separately. This is not an ethical option or a genuine effort to conserve the planet. Its a insidious and dishonest 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 dont wish to seem like Im being tricked with my European version of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version. I comprehend Samsungs insistence on its proprietary chip and I appreciate it. The producer has actually listened well (in a way, at least based on dripped benchmark results) to the problems of testers and users.
Samsung understands that it can not continue to market 2 different variations with various performance levels but at the same cost. The Samsung Galaxy S21 must as soon as again mark a clear and unquestionable advancement. The Exynos vs Snapdragon debate should no longer exist and Samsung has no option but to reverse the pattern and develop a surprise.