Yes, were in the middle of CES 2021, but were also on the eve of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21. Let us be honest with ourselves, the increasing aggravation from a disgruntled reporter at not having the ability to physically participate in 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 idea of writing yet another short article on the reaction of the tech giants exhibiting at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “new regular” period makes my hair stand on end as I seem like Ive been harping about this style for months. No, today, there will be no self-questioning, no journal excerpt. Rather, Im returning to what interests me: innovation.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will unveil its brand-new high-end mobile phone, 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 smart device 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 getting there!
I do not want any more boring, generic Samsung flagships
The factor Im eluding so much is to highlight how boring the high-end smart device market has actually been to me. I do not have another word for it. And the smart device that has actually exemplified this boring-ness, by not being exceptional in any method is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You already understand the tune, youve most likely had the ability to read through many of my posts what I believe of this gadget. “Lack of ambition/20” or “Galaxy Nothankyou 20”, thats how I entitled evaluation test at the release of its pedecessors
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 represents almost whatever the Samsung Galaxy S21 ought to not be/ © NextPit
Whatever people state across the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most eagerly waited for Android mobile phone in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want the base model to dare to show off an awful plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default option on all variants, and not simply 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 desire the most innovative device producer on the market for years now to flex to the naive and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by offering its charger separately. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire to feel like Im being tricked with my European variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version.
EUR2020: Thats the rate I would have needed to invest to own the only mobile phone 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.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the base model to dare to flaunt an awful plastic back. It does not matter how advanced the plastic or polymer alloy is, and it doesnt matter how splendidly matte and stylish the upholstery is. I desire glass, I want a original and bold style, I want curves and not a flat screen, I wish to see some dangers taken, period! And the style teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has up until now made me positive.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want the S-Pen to be a default option on all versions, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. Samsung cant do things in halves, specifically not this year.
Mentioning smart devices in its basic format, when it concerns the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the most ingenious gadget manufacturer on the marketplace for several years now to bend to the naive and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by offering its battery charger individually. This is not an ethical choice or a sincere effort to conserve the planet. Its a deceitful and insidious marketing strategy to increase ones margins by playing on the consumers feelings and blackmailing them at the expenditure of ones carbon footprint.
Lastly, 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. I understand Samsungs insistence on its exclusive chip and I respect it. The maker has actually listened well (in a way, at least based on dripped benchmark outcomes) to the complaints of testers and users.
Samsung knows that it can not continue to market two various variations with different efficiency levels but at the very same rate. As soon as again mark a unquestionable and clear development, the Samsung Galaxy S21 should. The Exynos vs Snapdragon dispute should no longer exist and Samsung has no option but to reverse the pattern and create a surprise.
I am all right with a four-digit cost. I am cool if I require to resell my present handset and iPad 2019 to raise some funds. However Im not going to invest the equivalent of 2 months minimum wage to purchase a high-end smart device. On the other hand, I do not desire to absolutely forget this market segment either. I dont have an “ideological” rejection of flagships. Im not opposed on concept to the concept of a smart device being more pricey than others merely because it is in a different class.
Seriously, I cant see myself staying sane if the only mobile phones offered to the average person are the 25 mid-range versions of Realme and some other rebranded Redmi handsets. No, I still want to have an interest in flagships, however only if theyre intriguing enough. Why focus everything on one product, make it the foundation of its yearly balance sheet, the standard bearer of its knowledge, if it is reserved for only 1% of consumers?
A smart device is not a luxury item. It is even thought about as an important excellent today. I endure the standard gold-plated or diamond-encrusted variations that retail for a mind-boggling EUR10,000 (Vertu, anybody?) merely due to the fact that they do not pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for wealthy consumers.
However a flagship should have an approach of being available to everyone. Not a populist program, but popular by option and is by no methods elitist. And, regardless of the credibility of being anti-Samsung that Ive gained because I signed up with NextPit, I stay optimistic and think in Samsung to break the regimen of the high-end or flagship market.
The Galaxy S21 might not only mark a revival at Samsung, but it might also resurrect the extremely concept of a flagship smartphone. At the really least, I hope so.
Even if all of these demands, which I present in the manner of a spoiled child, come real 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 post, as normal. 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 also a Samsung design: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
As beautiful as the couple of weeks I spent with this jewel in my hands were, I constantly knew full well that this was an above-ground product, 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 desire a REAL flagship. What I indicate by that is, I do not want an unattainable technological showcase 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 tag in my face so that I can hope to feel even a little feeling, enjoyment and question about a product. Do not get me incorrect, Im not hoping for an inexpensive flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine steps have not made me go entirely out of my mind. I desire a flagship that makes me dream while being accessible to the typical customer.