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 a disgruntled journalist at not having the ability to physically participate in a major tech program frequently 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 post on the action of the tech giants showing at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “brand-new regular” period 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 reveal its brand-new high-end mobile phone, the Galaxy S21. 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 smart device in the technosphere as of right now.
I dont desire any more boring, generic Samsung flagships
The reason Im eluding so much is to show 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 represented this boring-ness, by not being impressive in any way is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You currently understand the song, youve most likely been able to review much of my posts what I think 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 must not be/ © NextPit
I am all right with a four-digit cost tag. If I need to resell my current handset and iPad 2019 to raise some funds, I am cool. But Im not going to invest the equivalent of 2 months minimum wage to buy a high-end smart device. On the other hand, I dont want to totally forget this market section 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 simply because it remains in a various class.
Seriously, I cant see myself remaining sane if the only smartphones available to the typical individual are the 25 mid-range versions of Realme and some other rebranded Redmi handsets. No, I still desire to have an interest in flagships, but only if theyre fascinating 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 thought about as an essential excellent today. I endure the conventional gold-plated or diamond-encrusted variations that retail for an overwhelming EUR10,000 (Vertu, anybody?) merely since they dont pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for rich clients.
A flagship needs to have a viewpoint of being accessible to everybody. Not a populist agenda, but popular by option and is by no ways elitist. And, despite the reputation of being anti-Samsung that Ive enjoyed considering that I joined NextPit, I stay positive 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 reanimate the really idea of a flagship mobile phone. At the extremely least, I hope so.
Even if all of these needs, which I provide in the manner of a ruined child, come true by some wonder, 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 accessible.
Ive been bitching about it a lot in this short article, as usual. I would also like to advise 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 likewise a Samsung model: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
However as gorgeous as the couple of weeks I invested with this gem in my hands were, I always understood complete 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 dont desire an unattainable technological showcase 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 want a flagship that slaps a EUR2,000 cost in my face so that I can want to feel even a little feeling, enjoyment and question a product. Dont get me wrong, Im not hoping for an inexpensive flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine measures have not made me go completely out of my mind. I want a flagship that makes me dream while being accessible to the average consumer.
EUR2020: Thats the rate I would have had to invest to own the only mobile phone that actually impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
Whatever people say throughout the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most eagerly awaited Android smartphone in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want 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 variants, and not simply the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. Speaking of smartphones in its standard format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the most innovative device maker on the market for years now to bend to the unbearably self-righteous and ignorant position of Apple by offering its battery charger individually. 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 variation.
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 design to attempt to show off an ugly plastic back. 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 choice on all versions, and not just the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Please do not blackmail me into selecting the most costly models if I desire to make the most of an essential feature. If the Galaxy S lineup is going to soak up the Note in the future, I want the Galaxy S21 to make a tidy break and not a quiet transition. Samsung cant do things in halves, particularly not this year.
Speaking of smartphones in its standard format, when it pertains to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the most innovative gadget manufacturer on the market for several years now to flex to the unbearably self-righteous and ignorant position of Apple by selling its charger individually. This is not an ethical choice or a genuine effort to conserve the planet. Its a insidious and unethical marketing technique to increase ones margins by using the customers emotions and blackmailing them at the expense of ones carbon footprint.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire to feel like Im being deceived with my European version of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version. I comprehend Samsungs insistence on its proprietary chip and I respect it. The manufacturer has actually listened well (in a way, at least based on leaked benchmark outcomes) to the problems of testers and users.
Samsung knows that it can not continue to market two various versions with different performance levels but at the very same price. The Samsung Galaxy S21 need to once again mark a clear and unquestionable advancement. The Exynos vs Snapdragon argument should no longer exist and Samsung has no option but to reverse the pattern and create a surprise.