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 honest with ourselves, the rising frustration from a disgruntled journalist at not being able to physically go to a significant tech show often 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 response of the tech giants showing at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “brand-new normal” age makes my hair stand on end as I feel like Ive been harping about this theme for months. No, today, there will be no self-questioning, no diary excerpt. Rather, Im returning to what interests me: technology.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will unveil its brand-new high-end smartphone, 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 excitedly awaited Android smart device in the technosphere as of right now.
I do not want any more boring, generic Samsung flagships
The reason Im beating around the bush a lot is to illustrate how boring the high-end smart device market has been to me. I dont have another word for it. And the smart device 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 probably had the ability to check out a number of my posts what I believe of 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 whatever the Samsung Galaxy S21 must not be/ © NextPit
EUR2020: Thats the price I would have had to spend to own the only mobile phone that truly impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
Whatever individuals say throughout the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and probably the most eagerly waited for Android mobile phone in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the base design to dare to show off an awful plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default alternative on all variants, and not just the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Speaking of smartphones in its basic format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the most innovative gadget maker on the market for years now to bend to the naive and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by selling its battery charger separately. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire to feel like Im being deceived with my European variation 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.
However even if all of these needs, which I provide in the manner of a ruined child, become a reality 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 to life and is available.
Ive been bitching about it a lot in this article, as typical. I would likewise like to remind 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.
However as gorgeous as the few weeks I invested with this gem in my hands were, I constantly knew full well that this was an above-ground item, one that was not produced me, which was even created so that I might not afford to own one.
With the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want a REAL flagship. What I suggest 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 become commonplace.
Nor do I want a flagship that slaps a EUR2,000 price in my face so that I can intend to feel even a little emotion, enjoyment and wonder about an item. Dont get me wrong, Im not hoping for an affordable flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine steps have not made me go totally out of my mind. However I desire a flagship that makes me dream while being available to the typical consumer.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the base design to attempt to flaunt an ugly plastic back. It does not matter how advanced the plastic or polymer alloy is, and it doesnt matter how incredibly matte and classy the upholstery is. I want glass, I want a bold and initial design, I want curves and not a flat screen, I wish to see some dangers taken, duration! 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 variations, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Please dont blackmail me into selecting the most pricey designs if I want to take benefit of a crucial function. If the Galaxy S lineup is going to absorb the Note in the future, I desire the Galaxy S21 to make a clean break and not a peaceful shift. Samsung cant do things in halves, especially not this year.
Speaking of mobile phones in its standard format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the most innovative gadget maker on the market for many years now to bend to the naive and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by offering its charger separately. This is not a sincere effort or an ethical choice to save the world. Its a dishonest and perilous marketing technique to increase ones margins by using the consumers emotions and blackmailing them at the expense of ones carbon footprint.
Finally, for the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont wish to feel like Im being fooled with my European variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version. I understand Samsungs insistence on its proprietary chip and I appreciate it. In truth, the maker has actually listened well (in a manner, a minimum of based upon dripped benchmark outcomes) to the complaints of testers and users.
Samsung understands that it can not continue to market two different variations with various performance levels however at the same rate. As soon as again mark a unquestionable and clear breakthrough, the Samsung Galaxy S21 need to. The Exynos vs Snapdragon dispute must no longer exist and Samsung has no choice but to reverse the trend and create a surprise.
Im not going to spend the equivalent of two months minimum wage to buy a high-end mobile phone. On the other hand, I dont desire to totally lose sight of this market sector either. Im not opposed on concept to the concept of a smart device being more pricey than others merely due to the fact that it is in a different class.
Seriously, I cant see myself remaining sane if the only mobile phones offered to the typical person are the 25 mid-range variations of Realme and some other rebranded Redmi handsets. No, I still want to be interested in flagships, however just if theyre intriguing enough. Why focus whatever on one item, make it the foundation of its annual balance sheet, the standard bearer of its know-how, if it is scheduled for just 1% of customers?
A mobile phone is not a high-end product. It is even thought about as a vital great today. I endure the conventional gold-plated or diamond-encrusted versions that retail for an overwhelming EUR10,000 (Vertu, anybody?) just due to the fact that they dont pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for rich customers.
But a flagship ought to have an approach of being accessible to everyone. Not a populist agenda, but popular by choice and is by no methods elitist. And, despite the track record of being anti-Samsung that Ive reaped since I joined NextPit, I remain optimistic and think in Samsung to break the routine of the high-end or flagship market.
The Galaxy S21 could not just mark a revival at Samsung, but it could also reanimate the very concept of a flagship smart device. At the minimum, I hope so.