Yes, were in the middle of CES 2021, however were likewise on the eve of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21. Let us be truthful with ourselves, the rising aggravation from an unhappy journalist at not being able to physically attend a significant tech program typically results in a moody post and ramblings which will most probably be of little interest to you readers.
And the idea of composing yet another article on the action of the tech giants showing at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “new normal” era 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. Instead, Im going back to what interests me: innovation.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will unveil its new high-end mobile phone, the Galaxy S21. Whatever people say across the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and probably the most eagerly awaited Android smart device in the technosphere as of right now. Thats the case every year. “Come on, Antoine, a little creativity please”, you think, and the tapping of keyboards has actually already started. Hold your horses, Im getting there!
I do not desire any more boring, generic Samsung flagships
The reason Im eluding so much is to illustrate how boring the high-end smart device market has actually been to me. I do not have another word for it. And the smartphone that has actually characterized this boring-ness, by not being exceptional in any method is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You already understand the tune, youve most likely been able to review numerous of my articles what I think about this device. “Lack of ambition/20” or “Galaxy Nothankyou 20”, thats how I titled review test at the release of its pedecessors
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 represents practically everything the Samsung Galaxy S21 should not be/ © NextPit
EUR2020: Thats the cost I would have needed to spend to own the only smartphone that actually 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 dont desire 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 wonderfully matte and elegant the upholstery is. I desire glass, I desire a bold and original style, I want curves and not a flat screen, I desire to see some dangers taken, duration! And the design teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has up until now made me positive.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default choice on all variations, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Samsung cant do things in halves, specifically not this year.
Speaking of smartphones in its basic format, when it pertains to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the most ingenious device producer on the market for several years now to bend to the unbearably self-righteous and ignorant position of Apple by selling its battery charger separately. This is not a genuine effort or an ethical choice to conserve the planet. Its a insidious and unethical marketing method to increase ones margins by using the customers feelings and blackmailing them at the expenditure of ones carbon footprint.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire to feel like Im being deceived with my European version of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version. I understand Samsungs insistence on its proprietary chip and I respect it. In truth, the maker has actually listened well (in a manner, at least based upon dripped benchmark results) to the complaints of users and testers.
Samsung understands that it can not continue to market 2 different versions with various efficiency levels but at the very same rate. The Samsung Galaxy S21 need to as soon as again mark a clear and undeniable advancement. The Exynos vs Snapdragon debate should no longer exist and Samsung has no option but to reverse the trend and create a surprise.
But even if all of these demands, which I present in the manner of a ruined child, come real by some wonder, they will fail if the Samsung Galaxy S21 remains unaffordable.
I desire 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 short article, as normal. I would also like to remind you that the smart device that made me dream the most this year and even revived a hint of hope in my now-numb heart is likewise a Samsung model: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
However as stunning as the few weeks I spent with this jewel in my hands were, I constantly understood complete well that this was an above-ground product, one that was not produced me, which was even created so that I could not pay for 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 showcase that holds out the prospect of a trickle-down of an innovation 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 want to feel even a little emotion, enjoyment and question an item. Do not get me wrong, Im not hoping for a budget friendly flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine steps have not made me go totally out of my mind yet. However I want a flagship that makes me dream while being accessible to the typical consumer.
Im not going to invest the equivalent of two months minimum wage to purchase a high-end smartphone. On the other hand, I do not want to completely lose sight of this market section either. Im not opposed on concept to the concept of a smartphone being more pricey than others simply because it is in a different class.
Seriously, I cant see myself remaining sane if the only smart devices offered to the typical person are the 25 mid-range versions of Realme and some other rebranded Redmi handsets. No, I still wish to have an interest in flagships, but just if theyre interesting enough. Why focus whatever on one product, make it the foundation of its yearly balance sheet, the standard bearer of its knowledge, if it is booked for just 1% of consumers?
A smartphone is not a high-end item. It is even considered as an important great today.
A flagship ought to have a philosophy of being accessible to everybody. Not a populist agenda, however popular by option and is by no ways elitist. And, regardless of the reputation of being anti-Samsung that Ive enjoyed because I signed up with NextPit, I stay positive and believe in Samsung to break the regimen of the high-end or flagship market.
The Galaxy S21 could not just mark a revival at Samsung, but it might likewise resurrect the really principle of a flagship smart device. At least, I hope so.
Whatever individuals say across the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most excitedly awaited Android smartphone in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the base model to attempt to reveal off an ugly plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default alternative on all variations, and not just the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Speaking of smart devices in its standard format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want the most ingenious device maker 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 do not want to feel like Im being deceived with my European variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version.