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 sincere with ourselves, the rising frustration from a disgruntled reporter at not being able to physically participate in a significant tech show typically results in a moody post and ramblings which will most likely be of little interest to you readers.
And the idea of composing yet another short article on the response of the tech giants showing at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “brand-new typical” period makes my hair stand on end as I seem like Ive been harping about this theme for months. No, today, there will be no self-questioning, no journal excerpt. Rather, Im going back to what interests me: technology.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will unveil its new high-end mobile phone, the Galaxy S21. Whatever individuals say throughout the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most eagerly waited for Android smart device in the technosphere as of right now.
I do not want any more boring, generic Samsung flagships
The reason Im eluding a lot is to show how boring the high-end smartphone market has actually been to me. I do not have another word for it. And the mobile phone that has represented this boring-ness, by not being impressive in any method is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You currently understand the song, youve most likely had the ability to review many of my articles what I think of this device. “Lack of ambition/20” or “Galaxy Nothankyou 20”, thats how I titled evaluation test at the release of its pedecessors
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 represents almost whatever the Samsung Galaxy S21 need to not be/ © NextPit
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the base model to dare to show off an unsightly plastic back. And the style teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has actually so far made me positive.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want the S-Pen to be a default option on all variations, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. Samsung cant do things in halves, particularly not this year.
Speaking of smartphones in its basic format, when it pertains to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the most innovative gadget producer on the market for years now to bend to the ignorant and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by selling its battery charger independently. This is not an ethical option or a genuine effort to conserve the world. Its a dishonest and perilous marketing technique to increase ones margins by using the consumers emotions and blackmailing them at the expense of ones carbon footprint.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want to feel like Im being deceived with my European version of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon variation. I comprehend Samsungs insistence on its proprietary chip and I appreciate it. In reality, the producer has actually listened well (in a manner, a minimum of based on leaked benchmark outcomes) to the problems of testers and users.
Samsung understands that it can not continue to market 2 various versions with different performance levels but at the exact same cost. As soon as again mark a undeniable and clear advancement, the Samsung Galaxy S21 should. The Exynos vs Snapdragon debate must no longer exist and Samsung has no option but to reverse the trend and develop a surprise.
EUR2020: Thats the price I would have had to invest to own the only smart device that truly impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
Whatever people say throughout the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first flagship of 2021 and probably the most eagerly waited for Android smart device in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want the base model to attempt to reveal 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 standard format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want the most innovative device maker on the market for years now to flex to the unbearably self-righteous and naive position of Apple by offering its charger separately. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want to feel like Im being tricked with my European version of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version.
Its almost here. Stay tuned for the #ExynosOn. #Exynos _ is_back https://t.co/bEfaV2qxWv pic.twitter.com/kqJGxNy4MN– Samsung Exynos (@SamsungExynos).
January 12, 2021.
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 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 article, as usual. However I would likewise like to advise you that the mobile phone that made me dream the most this year and even rekindled a tip of hope in my now-numb heart is likewise a Samsung model: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
As gorgeous as the couple of weeks I spent with this gem 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 designed 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 showcase that holds out the possibility of a trickle-down of a development that will take 5 years to become commonplace.
Nor do I desire a flagship that slaps a EUR2,000 cost tag in my face so that I can intend to feel even a little feeling, excitement and question an item. Dont get me incorrect, Im not hoping for an affordable flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine measures have not made me go entirely out of my mind yet. I desire a flagship that makes me dream while being accessible to the typical consumer.
I am all right with a four-digit price. I am cool if I need to resell my existing handset and iPad 2019 to raise some funds. Im not going to invest the equivalent of two months minimum wage to buy a high-end smartphone. On the other hand, I dont wish to totally forget this market segment either. I do not have an “ideological” rejection of flagships. Im not opposed on concept to the concept of a smartphone being more expensive than others merely because it is in a various 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 wish to be interested in flagships, however only if theyre fascinating enough. Why focus everything on one product, make it the cornerstone of its annual balance sheet, the basic bearer of its knowledge, if it is scheduled for just 1% of customers?
A mobile phone is not a luxury product. It is even considered as an essential great today. I tolerate the traditional gold-plated or diamond-encrusted versions that retail for an overwhelming EUR10,000 (Vertu, anyone?) simply due to the fact that they dont pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for wealthy clients.
However a flagship needs to have a philosophy of being available to everybody. Not a populist program, but popular by choice and is by no ways elitist. And, despite the reputation of being anti-Samsung that Ive enjoyed since I joined NextPit, I stay optimistic and believe in Samsung to break the regimen of the high-end or flagship market.
The Galaxy S21 could not only mark a revival at Samsung, however it might likewise resurrect the really idea of a flagship smart device. At the minimum, I hope so.