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 sincere with ourselves, the rising disappointment from a dissatisfied reporter at not being able to physically go to a significant tech program frequently leads to a moody post and ramblings which will most probably be of little interest to you readers.
And the concept of composing yet another short article on the action 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, this week, there will be no introspection, no diary excerpt. Rather, Im going back to what interests me: innovation.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will unveil its brand-new high-end smart device, the Galaxy S21. Whatever individuals state across the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first flagship of 2021 and probably the most excitedly waited for Android mobile phone in the technosphere since today. Thats the case every year. “Come on, Antoine, a little originality please”, you believe, and the tapping of keyboards has actually already begun. Hold your horses, Im getting there!
I do not want anymore boring, generic Samsung flagships
The reason Im eluding so much is to illustrate how tiring the high-end smart device market has actually been to me. I do not have another word for it. And the smartphone that has actually characterized this boring-ness, by not being outstanding in any way is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You currently know the tune, youve most likely been able to check out through a lot of my posts what I think of this gadget. “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 almost everything the Samsung Galaxy S21 need to not be/ © NextPit
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the base model to attempt to reveal off an unsightly plastic back. And the style teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has so far made me optimistic.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want the S-Pen to be a default alternative on all versions, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Please dont blackmail me into choosing the most costly models if I desire to benefit from an essential function. If the Galaxy S lineup is going to take in the Note in the future, I want the Galaxy S21 to make a clean break and not a quiet transition. Samsung cant do things in halves, specifically not this year.
Speaking of mobile phones in its standard format, when it pertains to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the most ingenious device producer on the marketplace for several years now to flex 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 customers feelings and blackmailing them at the expenditure of ones carbon footprint.
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. I comprehend Samsungs insistence on its exclusive chip and I appreciate it. In fact, the manufacturer has actually listened well (in a manner, at least based upon dripped benchmark outcomes) to the complaints of testers and users.
Samsung understands that it can not continue to market 2 different variations with different performance levels however at the very same price. When again mark a self-evident and clear breakthrough, the Samsung Galaxy S21 should. The Exynos vs Snapdragon argument should no longer exist and Samsung has no choice however to reverse the pattern and create a surprise.
EUR2020: Thats the rate I would have had to invest to own the only mobile phone that really impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
Its practically here. Stay tuned for the #ExynosOn. #Exynos _ is_back https://t.co/bEfaV2qxWv pic.twitter.com/kqJGxNy4MN– Samsung Exynos (@SamsungExynos).
January 12, 2021.
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 invest the equivalent of two months minimum wage to buy a high-end smartphone. On the other hand, I dont want to completely forget this market sector either. I dont have an “ideological” rejection of flagships. Im not opposed on concept to the idea of a mobile phone being more costly than others just due to the fact that it remains in a various class.
Seriously, I cant see myself remaining sane if the only mobile phones offered to the typical person are the 25 mid-range versions of Realme and some other rebranded Redmi handsets. No, I still desire to have an interest in flagships, however only if theyre fascinating enough. Why focus everything on one item, make it the foundation of its yearly balance sheet, the standard bearer of its knowledge, if it is scheduled for only 1% of customers?
A smart device is not a high-end item. It is even thought about as an important great today. I tolerate the conventional gold-plated or diamond-encrusted variations that retail for a mind-boggling EUR10,000 (Vertu, anyone?) just since they dont pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for rich clients.
A flagship ought to have an approach of being available to everybody. Not a populist program, however popular by option and is by no ways elitist. And, in spite of the credibility of being anti-Samsung that Ive gained given that I joined NextPit, I remain 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 also resurrect the extremely idea of a flagship smartphone. At the minimum, I hope so.
Whatever individuals say throughout the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and probably the most excitedly awaited Android smart device in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the base design to attempt to reveal off an ugly plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want the S-Pen to be a default alternative on all variations, and not just the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Speaking of mobile phones in its basic format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the most ingenious gadget manufacturer on the market for years now to bend to the ignorant and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by selling its battery charger separately. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want to feel like Im being deceived with my European variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version.
However even if all of these demands, which I present in the manner of a ruined child, come to life by some wonder, they will be in vain if the Samsung Galaxy S21 remains 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 post, as normal. But I would also like to advise you that the smartphone that made me dream the most this year and even rekindled a tip of hope in my now-numb heart is likewise a Samsung model: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
However as stunning as the few weeks I spent with this jewel in my hands were, I always knew full well that this was an above-ground item, one that was not made for me, which was even designed so that I could not pay for to own one.
With the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire a REAL flagship. What I suggest by that is, I dont want an unattainable technological display that holds out the prospect 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 price tag in my face so that I can want to feel even a little emotion, enjoyment and question about an item. Do not get me incorrect, Im not hoping for a cost effective flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine measures have not made me go totally out of my mind. I want a flagship that makes me dream while being accessible to the average customer.