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 truthful with ourselves, the rising disappointment from an unhappy journalist at not being able to physically participate in a major tech program frequently results in a moody post and ramblings which will most likely be of little interest to you readers.
And the idea of writing yet another article on the response of the tech giants exhibiting at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “new typical” period makes my hair stand on end as I seem like Ive been harping about this style for months. No, today, there will be no self-questioning, no diary excerpt. Instead, Im going back to what interests me: technology.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will unveil its brand-new high-end smart device, the Galaxy S21. Whatever people state throughout the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and probably the most eagerly awaited Android mobile phone in the technosphere as of right now. Thats the case every year. “Come on, Antoine, a little originality please”, you think, and the tapping of keyboards has actually currently started. Hold your horses, Im getting there!
I dont desire any more boring, generic Samsung flagships
The factor Im beating around the bush so much is to highlight how tiring the high-end mobile phone 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 outstanding in any way is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You currently understand the tune, youve most likely been able to go through a number of my posts 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 almost whatever the Samsung Galaxy S21 ought to not be/ © NextPit
Whatever people say across the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first flagship of 2021 and probably the most excitedly awaited Android smartphone in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the base model to attempt to show off an ugly plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default choice on all versions, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Speaking of smartphones in its basic 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 unbearably self-righteous and naive position of Apple by offering its charger independently. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire to feel like Im being fooled with my European version of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version.
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.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the base model to attempt to reveal off an awful plastic back. And the style teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has so far made me positive.
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. Samsung cant do things in halves, specifically not this year.
Speaking of smartphones in its standard format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the most ingenious device manufacturer on the market for many years now to flex to the unbearably self-righteous and naive position of Apple by selling its charger individually. This is not a sincere effort or an ethical choice to conserve the planet. Its a dishonest and perilous marketing method to increase ones margins by using the consumers emotions and blackmailing them at the cost of ones carbon footprint.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire 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 appreciate it. In truth, the maker has listened well (in a way, 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 versions with different efficiency levels however at the exact same price. When again mark a unquestionable and clear advancement, the Samsung Galaxy S21 should. The Exynos vs Snapdragon dispute need to no longer exist and Samsung has no option however to reverse the trend and create a surprise.
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 want to absolutely lose sight of this market section either. Im not opposed on concept to the concept of a mobile phone being more expensive than others simply since it is in a different class.
Seriously, I cant see myself staying sane if the only smartphones readily available to the average person 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 fascinating enough. Why focus whatever on one item, make it the cornerstone of its annual balance sheet, the standard bearer of its know-how, if it is reserved for just 1% of consumers?
A mobile phone is not a high-end item. It is even considered as an important great today. I endure the conventional gold-plated or diamond-encrusted variations that retail for a mind-blowing EUR10,000 (Vertu, anyone?) merely since they do not pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for wealthy clients.
But a flagship needs to have a viewpoint of being accessible to everyone. Not a populist program, however popular by option and is by no ways elitist. And, in spite of the reputation of being anti-Samsung that Ive enjoyed 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 only mark a revival at Samsung, however it could likewise resurrect the extremely idea of a flagship mobile phone. At the minimum, I hope so.
EUR2020: Thats the rate I would have had to spend to own the only smartphone that truly impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
But even if all of these needs, which I provide in the manner of a spoiled kid, come true 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 available.
Ive been bitching about it a lot in this article, as typical. However I would also like to advise you that the smart device that made me dream the most this year and even revived a tip of hope in my now-numb heart is likewise a Samsung model: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
As gorgeous 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 item, one that was not made for me, which was even developed so that I might not manage to own one.
With the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire a REAL flagship. What I imply by that is, I dont 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 desire a flagship that slaps a EUR2,000 cost in my face so that I can hope to feel even a little emotion, enjoyment and wonder about an item. Dont get me wrong, Im not hoping for a budget friendly flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine procedures have not made me go totally out of my mind. I desire a flagship that makes me dream while being accessible to the typical consumer.