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 dissatisfied reporter at not being able to physically go to a significant tech show 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 response of the tech giants exhibiting at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “brand-new regular” age 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 diary excerpt. Rather, Im going back to what interests me: technology.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will unveil its brand-new high-end smartphone, the Galaxy S21. Whatever individuals state across the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most eagerly waited for Android smartphone in the technosphere as of right now.
I dont desire any more boring, generic Samsung flagships
The factor Im beating around the bush a lot is to show how tiring the high-end mobile phone market has been to me. I dont have another word for it. And the smart device that has characterized this boring-ness, by not being outstanding in any method is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You currently know the tune, youve most likely been able to check out much of my articles 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 nearly everything the Samsung Galaxy S21 ought to not be/ © NextPit
I am all right with a four-digit cost. I am cool if I need to resell my present 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 dont wish 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 smartphone being more costly than others simply because it remains in a various class.
Seriously, I cant see myself remaining sane if the only smartphones available to the average person 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 only if theyre intriguing enough. Why focus everything on one product, make it the cornerstone of its yearly balance sheet, the basic bearer of its knowledge, if it is reserved for just 1% of consumers?
A smart device is not a luxury item. It is even considered as an essential good today. I tolerate the traditional gold-plated or diamond-encrusted versions that retail for an overwhelming EUR10,000 (Vertu, anybody?) simply due to the fact that they dont pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for wealthy customers.
However a flagship ought to have an approach of being accessible to everyone. Not a populist program, but popular by option and is by no ways elitist. And, in spite of the credibility of being anti-Samsung that Ive gained since I joined NextPit, I remain optimistic and think in Samsung to break the regimen of the high-end or flagship market.
The Galaxy S21 might not just mark a revival at Samsung, but it might also resurrect the extremely concept of a flagship smartphone. At the minimum, I hope so.
Even if all of these needs, which I provide in the way of a ruined kid, 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 real and is available.
Ive been bitching about it a lot in this short article, as usual. I would also like to remind you that the smart device that made me dream the most this year and even rekindled a hint of hope in my now-numb heart is also a Samsung model: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
As lovely as the few weeks I invested with this gem in my hands were, I constantly knew complete 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 want a REAL flagship. What I indicate by that is, I do not desire an unattainable technological display that holds out the prospect 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 price in my face so that I can want to feel even a little emotion, excitement and question about an item. Dont get me wrong, Im not hoping for an economical flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine procedures have not made me go totally out of my mind yet. However I desire a flagship that makes me dream while being available to the typical customer.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the base design to dare to show off an ugly plastic back. It does not matter how sophisticated the plastic or polymer alloy is, and it does not matter how wonderfully matte and elegant the upholstery is. I desire glass, I desire a original and daring design, I desire curves and not a flat screen, I desire to see some risks taken, duration! And the style teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has actually so far made me optimistic.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want the S-Pen to be a default alternative on all variations, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. Samsung cant do things in halves, specifically not this year.
Mentioning smartphones in its basic format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the most ingenious device producer on the market for several years now to flex to the naive and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by offering its battery charger independently. This is not a genuine effort or an ethical option to conserve the world. Its a dishonest and perilous marketing method to increase ones margins by playing on the customers feelings and blackmailing them at the expenditure of ones carbon footprint.
Lastly, for the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire to seem 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 results) to the complaints of users and testers.
Samsung knows that it can not continue to market 2 different versions with different performance levels but at the exact same cost. The Samsung Galaxy S21 must when again mark a unquestionable and clear breakthrough. The Exynos vs Snapdragon dispute must no longer exist and Samsung has no choice however to reverse the pattern and produce a surprise.
EUR2020: Thats the rate I would have needed to invest to own the only smartphone that really impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
Whatever individuals state across the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most excitedly waited for Android smart device in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the base design to dare to reveal off an ugly plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want the S-Pen to be a default option on all versions, and not just the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Speaking of smartphones in its standard format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the most ingenious gadget manufacturer on the market for years now to flex to the unbearably self-righteous and ignorant position of Apple by selling its charger separately. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want to feel like Im being tricked with my European version of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon variation.
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.