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 increasing disappointment from a dissatisfied journalist at not having the ability to physically go to a major tech program frequently 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 action of the tech giants exhibiting at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “brand-new typical” age makes my hair stand on end as I seem like Ive been harping about this theme for months. No, today, there will be no introspection, no journal excerpt. Rather, Im returning to what interests me: technology.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will reveal its brand-new high-end smart device, the Galaxy S21. Whatever people say throughout the entire 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.
I do not desire anymore boring, generic Samsung flagships
The reason Im beating around the bush a lot is to highlight how boring the high-end mobile phone market has been to me. I do not have another word for it. And the smartphone that has actually represented this boring-ness, by not being outstanding in any way is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You already know the song, youve probably had the ability to check out a lot of my articles what I think about 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 whatever the Samsung Galaxy S21 ought to not be/ © NextPit
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the base design to attempt to show off an awful plastic back. And the design teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has so far made me optimistic.
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. If I want to take benefit of a crucial function, please dont blackmail me into choosing the most expensive designs. 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 peaceful shift. Samsung cant do things in halves, particularly not this year.
Speaking of smartphones in its standard format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the most ingenious device manufacturer on the market for several years now to bend to the ignorant and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by selling its battery charger individually. This is not an ethical choice or a sincere effort to save the world. Its a dishonest and perilous marketing strategy to increase ones margins by playing on the customers emotions and blackmailing them at the expense of ones carbon footprint.
Lastly, for the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not wish to feel like Im being deceived with my European version of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon variation. I understand Samsungs persistence on its exclusive chip and I respect it. In truth, the producer has listened well (in a manner, at least based upon leaked benchmark outcomes) to the complaints of users and testers.
Samsung understands that it can not continue to market two different versions with various performance levels but at the same price. When again mark a clear and undeniable development, the Samsung Galaxy S21 need to. The Exynos vs Snapdragon argument must no longer exist and Samsung has no option however to reverse the trend and develop a surprise.
Im not going to invest the equivalent of 2 months minimum wage to purchase a high-end mobile phone. On the other hand, I do not want to absolutely lose sight of this market sector either. Im not opposed on concept to the concept of a smart device being more expensive than others just due to the fact that it is in a various class.
Seriously, I cant see myself remaining sane if the only smartphones offered to the average individual are the 25 mid-range variations of Realme and some other rebranded Redmi handsets. No, I still desire to have an interest in flagships, however just if theyre interesting enough. Why focus everything on one product, make it the foundation of its yearly balance sheet, the standard bearer of its know-how, if it is booked for only 1% of consumers?
A mobile phone is not a luxury item. It is even considered as a necessary good today.
However a flagship ought to have a philosophy of being accessible to everybody. Not a populist agenda, but popular by choice and is by no methods elitist. And, in spite of the credibility of being anti-Samsung that Ive reaped given that I joined NextPit, I remain optimistic 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, but it could also resurrect the really concept of a flagship smart device. At least, I hope so.
EUR2020: Thats the price I would have had to invest to own the only mobile phone that truly 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.
However even if all of these needs, which I provide in the way of a spoiled child, become a reality 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 come true and is accessible.
Ive been bitching about it a lot in this article, as usual. I would also like to advise you that the smartphone that made me dream the most this year and even rekindled a hint of hope in my now-numb heart is likewise a Samsung model: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
As stunning as the couple of weeks I invested with this gem in my hands were, I constantly understood complete well that this was an above-ground product, one that was not made for me, which was even designed so that I could not manage to own one.
With the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want a REAL flagship. What I suggest 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 desire a flagship that slaps a EUR2,000 price in my face so that I can wish to feel even a little emotion, excitement and question a product. Do not get me wrong, Im not hoping for an inexpensive flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine steps have not made me go entirely out of my mind yet. I want a flagship that makes me dream while being accessible to the average customer.
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 smartphone in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the base design to dare to show off an ugly plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want the S-Pen to be a default option on all variations, and not just the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. Speaking of smart devices in its basic format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want the most innovative gadget producer on the market for years now to flex to the naive and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by selling its charger separately. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire to feel like Im being tricked with my European variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version.