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 rising aggravation from a disgruntled journalist at not being able to physically participate in a significant tech show often leads to 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 response of the tech giants displaying at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “brand-new typical” period 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 going back to what interests me: technology.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will reveal its new high-end mobile phone, the Galaxy S21. Whatever individuals say across the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most excitedly awaited Android mobile phone in the technosphere as of today. 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 dont desire any more boring, generic Samsung flagships
The factor Im beating around the bush a lot is to illustrate how boring the high-end smartphone market has been to me. I dont have another word for it. And the smartphone that has actually characterized this boring-ness, by not being impressive in any way is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You already know the song, youve probably had the ability to check out a number of my articles what I consider this gadget. “Lack of ambition/20” or “Galaxy Nothankyou 20”, thats how I titled review test at the release of its pedecessors
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 represents almost whatever the Samsung Galaxy S21 must not be/ © NextPit
Even if all of these needs, which I provide in the way of a ruined kid, come true by some wonder, they will be in vain 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 short article, as typical. 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 design: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
But as lovely as the couple of weeks I spent with this jewel in my hands were, I always knew full well that this was an above-ground product, one that was not made for 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 do not desire an unattainable technological display that holds out the possibility of a trickle-down of an innovation that will take 5 years to become 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, excitement and wonder about an item. Dont get me incorrect, Im not hoping for an inexpensive flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine steps have not made me go totally out of my mind. I want a flagship that makes me dream while being accessible to the average consumer.
Whatever individuals state across the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the 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 do not want the base model to attempt to show off an awful plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default choice on all versions, and not just the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. Speaking of smartphones in its standard format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the most ingenious device maker on the market for years now to bend to the ignorant and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by selling its battery charger individually. 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 variation.
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.
Im not going to invest the equivalent of two months minimum wage to buy a high-end smart device. On the other hand, I dont desire to totally lose sight of this market segment either. Im not opposed on principle to the idea of a smart device being more costly than others simply because it is in a different class.
Seriously, I cant see myself staying sane if the only smartphones readily available to the average individual are the 25 mid-range variations of Realme and some other rebranded Redmi handsets. No, I still wish to have an interest in flagships, however just if theyre intriguing enough. Why focus everything on one product, make it the cornerstone of its yearly balance sheet, the standard bearer of its know-how, if it is scheduled for just 1% of customers?
A smartphone is not a luxury item. It is even considered as a necessary great today.
A flagship ought to have a philosophy of being accessible to everybody. Not a populist agenda, but popular by option and is by no ways elitist. And, in spite of the reputation of being anti-Samsung that Ive gained since I signed up with NextPit, I remain positive and believe in Samsung to break the routine of the high-end or flagship market.
The Galaxy S21 could not just mark a revival at Samsung, however it could likewise resurrect the really idea of a flagship mobile phone. At least, I hope so.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want the base design to attempt to show off an unsightly plastic back. And the design teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has so far made me positive.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want the S-Pen to be a default choice on all variations, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Samsung cant do things in halves, specifically not this year.
Speaking of smartphones in its basic format, when it concerns the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the most innovative gadget producer on the marketplace for many years now to bend to the ignorant and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by offering its charger independently. This is not an ethical choice or a sincere effort to save the planet. Its a insidious and dishonest marketing technique to increase ones margins by playing on the customers feelings and blackmailing them at the cost of ones carbon footprint.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want to feel like Im being deceived with my European version of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version. I understand Samsungs persistence on its exclusive chip and I respect it. The maker has listened well (in a method, at least based on dripped benchmark outcomes) to the grievances of testers and users.
Samsung knows that it can not continue to market 2 various versions with different performance levels however at the same cost. The Samsung Galaxy S21 must as soon as again mark a clear and undeniable advancement. The Exynos vs Snapdragon dispute should no longer exist and Samsung has no choice but to reverse the trend and create a surprise.
EUR2020: Thats the rate I would have needed to invest to own the only mobile phone that actually impressed me this year/ © NextPit.