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 truthful with ourselves, the increasing frustration from a disgruntled reporter at not being able to physically participate in a major tech show often 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 short article on the response of the tech giants displaying at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “new typical” age makes my hair stand on end as I feel like Ive been harping about this theme for months. No, this week, there will be no self-questioning, no journal excerpt. Instead, Im going back to what interests me: innovation.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will reveal its new high-end smartphone, the Galaxy S21. Whatever individuals state throughout the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and probably the most eagerly awaited Android smartphone in the technosphere as of right now.
I do not desire anymore boring, generic Samsung flagships
The reason Im eluding so much is to illustrate how boring the high-end smartphone market has been to me. I dont have another word for it. And the mobile phone that has actually epitomized this boring-ness, by not being outstanding in any way is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You already understand the song, youve most likely been able to go through a lot of my articles what I believe 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 whatever the Samsung Galaxy S21 ought to not be/ © NextPit
I am all right with a four-digit price tag. I am cool if I require to resell my existing handset and iPad 2019 to raise some funds. Im not going to invest the equivalent of 2 months minimum wage to buy a high-end smartphone. On the other hand, I do not want to totally forget this market sector either. I do not have an “ideological” rejection of flagships. Im not opposed on principle to the concept of a smart device being more expensive than others merely since it remains in a different class.
Seriously, I cant see myself remaining sane if the only smartphones offered to the average 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 just if theyre intriguing enough. Why focus everything on one item, make it the cornerstone of its yearly balance sheet, the basic bearer of its know-how, if it is scheduled for only 1% of consumers?
A smart device is not a high-end item. It is even thought about as a necessary good today.
A flagship must have a philosophy of being available to everybody. Not a populist program, but popular by choice and is by no methods elitist. And, regardless of the track record of being anti-Samsung that Ive reaped considering that I signed up with NextPit, I stay optimistic and believe in Samsung to break the routine of the high-end or flagship market.
The Galaxy S21 might not only mark a revival at Samsung, but it could also reanimate the really principle of a flagship smart device. At least, I hope so.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the base model to dare to display an awful plastic back. It does not matter how sophisticated the plastic or polymer alloy is, and it does not matter how wonderfully matte and classy the upholstery is. I desire glass, I desire a daring and initial style, I want curves and not a flat screen, I want to see some dangers taken, period! 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 option on all variants, and not just the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. Samsung cant do things in halves, particularly not this year.
Speaking of smartphones in its standard format, when it concerns the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the most ingenious gadget producer on the market for years now to bend to the naive and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by offering its battery charger independently. This is not a sincere effort or an ethical choice to save the world. Its a perilous and dishonest marketing method to increase ones margins by playing on the customers emotions and blackmailing them at the expenditure of ones carbon footprint.
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 variation. I comprehend Samsungs persistence on its exclusive chip and I respect it. The manufacturer has listened well (in a way, at least based on dripped benchmark results) 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 exact same price. When again mark a unquestionable and clear advancement, the Samsung Galaxy S21 need to. The Exynos vs Snapdragon dispute must no longer exist and Samsung has no choice but to reverse the pattern and create a surprise.
Whatever individuals state throughout the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most excitedly waited for Android mobile phone in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want 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 variants, and not just the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. Speaking of mobile phones in its standard format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the most innovative gadget manufacturer on the market for years now to bend to the unbearably self-righteous and naive position of Apple by selling its charger independently. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want to feel like Im being fooled with my European version of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version.
EUR2020: Thats the price I would have had to invest to own the only smart device that really impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
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 demands, which I provide in the way of a ruined child, come to life by some miracle, 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. However I would also like to remind you that the smart device that made me dream the most this year and even rekindled a tip of hope in my now-numb heart is likewise a Samsung design: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
However as stunning as the few weeks I invested with this jewel in my hands were, I constantly knew full well that this was an above-ground item, one that was not made for me, which was even developed so that I could not manage to own one.
With the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want a REAL flagship. What I mean by that is, I do not want an unattainable technological display 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 wish to feel even a little feeling, excitement and wonder about an item. Dont get me wrong, Im not hoping for an affordable flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine measures 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.