Yes, were in the middle of CES 2021, however were also on the eve of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21. Let us be truthful with ourselves, the increasing disappointment from a dissatisfied journalist at not being able to physically go to a major tech program typically results in a moody post and ramblings which will most probably be of little interest to you readers.
And the concept of writing yet another short article on the response of the tech giants exhibiting at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “new typical” era makes my hair stand on end as I seem 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: innovation.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will unveil its brand-new high-end smartphone, the Galaxy S21. 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 since right now. But thats the case every year. “Come on, Antoine, a little creativity please”, you think, and the tapping of keyboards has actually currently begun. Hold your horses, Im getting there!
I do not desire any more boring, generic Samsung flagships
The factor Im eluding so much is to illustrate how tiring the high-end smartphone market has actually been to me. I dont have another word for it. And the mobile phone that has actually characterized this boring-ness, by not being outstanding in any method is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You currently know the tune, youve most likely been able to read through a number of my articles what I believe 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 must 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 people state across the entire 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 right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want the base model to attempt to reveal off an ugly plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want the S-Pen to be a default option on all versions, and not just the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. Speaking of smart devices in its standard format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the most ingenious device producer on the market for years now to flex to the unbearably self-righteous and ignorant 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 variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon variation.
EUR2020: Thats the price I would have had to spend to own the only smartphone that really impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
Even if all of these demands, which I provide in the way of a spoiled kid, come real by some miracle, 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 normal. But I would also like to remind you that the mobile phone that made me dream the most this year and even revived a hint of hope in my now-numb heart is likewise a Samsung design: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
However as lovely as the couple of weeks I invested with this gem in my hands were, I constantly understood full well that this was an above-ground product, one that was not produced me, which was even created so that I might not pay for to own one.
With the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire a REAL flagship. What I indicate by that is, I dont desire an unattainable technological display 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 cost tag in my face so that I can hope to feel even a little emotion, excitement and wonder about an item. Do not get me wrong, Im not hoping for a budget-friendly flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine steps have not made me go completely out of my mind. I desire a flagship that makes me dream while being accessible to the average consumer.
Im not going to invest the equivalent of two months minimum wage to buy a high-end smartphone. On the other hand, I do not desire to totally lose sight of this market sector either. Im not opposed on concept to the idea of a smartphone being more expensive than others just since it is in a various class.
Seriously, I cant see myself staying sane if the only mobile phones offered to the average individual are the 25 mid-range versions of Realme and some other rebranded Redmi handsets. No, I still desire to be interested in flagships, but only if theyre intriguing enough. Why focus everything on one product, make it the foundation of its annual balance sheet, the basic bearer of its knowledge, if it is booked for only 1% of consumers?
A smartphone is not a luxury product. It is even considered as a vital good today.
But a flagship should have an approach of being accessible to everyone. Not a populist agenda, but popular by option and is by no methods elitist. And, despite the reputation of being anti-Samsung that Ive reaped because I joined NextPit, I remain 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, however it might likewise resurrect the really idea of a flagship mobile phone. At the minimum, I hope so.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the base model to dare to show off an ugly plastic back. And the style teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has actually so far made me positive.
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. Please do not blackmail me into picking the most costly models if I want to benefit from a key function. If the Galaxy S lineup is going to take in the Note in the future, I want the Galaxy S21 to make a tidy break and not a quiet shift. Samsung cant do things in halves, particularly not this year.
Mentioning smart devices in its standard format, when it concerns the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the most ingenious gadget producer on the market for several years now to bend to the naive and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by offering its charger individually. This is not a sincere effort or an ethical choice to save the world. Its a dishonest and insidious marketing technique to increase ones margins by using the consumers feelings and blackmailing them at the cost of ones carbon footprint.
Lastly, for the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not wish to feel like Im being fooled with my European variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version. I comprehend Samsungs insistence on its exclusive chip and I appreciate it. The producer has actually listened well (in a method, at least based on dripped benchmark results) to the complaints of users and testers.
Samsung knows that it can not continue to market 2 different variations with different efficiency levels but at the same price. As soon as again mark a clear and undeniable advancement, the Samsung Galaxy S21 need to. The Exynos vs Snapdragon argument should no longer exist and Samsung has no option but to reverse the trend and develop a surprise.