Yes, were in the middle of CES 2021, however were also on the eve of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21. Let us be honest with ourselves, the rising frustration from a dissatisfied reporter at not being able to physically attend a major tech show 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 short article on the reaction of the tech giants displaying at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “new regular” period makes my hair stand on end as I feel like Ive been harping about this style for months. No, today, there will be no introspection, no diary excerpt. Instead, Im returning to what interests me: technology.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will unveil its new high-end smart device, the Galaxy S21. 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 smartphone in the technosphere as of right now.
I dont desire any more boring, generic Samsung flagships
The factor Im eluding a lot is to highlight how tiring the high-end smartphone market has been to me. I do not have another word for it. And the smartphone that has epitomized this boring-ness, by not being exceptional in any way is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You currently understand the tune, youve probably had the ability to check out through numerous of my posts what I consider this device. “Lack of ambition/20” or “Galaxy Nothankyou 20”, thats how I entitled review test at the release of its pedecessors
The Samsung Galaxy Note 20 represents almost everything the Samsung Galaxy S21 must not be/ © NextPit
EUR2020: Thats the rate I would have had to invest to own the only smart device that really impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
Whatever individuals state throughout the entire 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 do not desire the base model to dare to show off an awful plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want the S-Pen to be a default option on all variants, and not just the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Speaking of mobile phones in its basic format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want the most ingenious device manufacturer on the market for years now to flex to the naive and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by selling its charger individually. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want to feel like Im being fooled with my European version of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want the base design to dare to flaunt an ugly plastic back. It doesnt matter how sophisticated the plastic or polymer alloy is, and it doesnt matter how wonderfully matte and sophisticated the upholstery is. I want glass, I desire a bold and original design, I desire curves and not a flat screen, I want to see some risks taken, duration! And the design teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has so far made me optimistic.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want 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.
Mentioning mobile phones 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 many years now to flex to the unbearably self-righteous and ignorant position of Apple by offering its charger individually. This is not a sincere effort or an ethical choice to conserve the world. Its a insidious and deceitful marketing technique to increase ones margins by using the customers feelings and blackmailing them at the expense of ones carbon footprint.
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. I understand Samsungs persistence on its proprietary chip and I respect it. The manufacturer has actually listened well (in a way, at least based on dripped benchmark outcomes) to the complaints of users and testers.
Samsung understands that it can not continue to market two various versions with various efficiency levels but at the same price. The Samsung Galaxy S21 must once again mark a self-evident and clear advancement. The Exynos vs Snapdragon dispute must no longer exist and Samsung has no option but to reverse the trend and create a surprise.
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.
I am all right with a four-digit cost. If I require to resell my current handset and iPad 2019 to raise some funds, I am cool. 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 wish to absolutely forget this market section either. I dont have an “ideological” rejection of flagships. Im not opposed on concept to the concept of a mobile phone being more expensive than others merely because it remains in a different class.
Seriously, I cant see myself staying sane if the only mobile phones available to the average individual are the 25 mid-range versions of Realme and some other rebranded Redmi handsets. No, I still wish to be interested in flagships, but only if theyre fascinating enough. Why focus everything on one item, make it the cornerstone of its yearly balance sheet, the basic bearer of its knowledge, if it is booked for only 1% of consumers?
A mobile phone is not a luxury product. It is even thought about as a vital great today. I tolerate the conventional gold-plated or diamond-encrusted versions that retail for a mind-blowing EUR10,000 (Vertu, anyone?) just since they do not pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for wealthy clients.
However a flagship should have a philosophy of being accessible to everyone. Not a populist program, however popular by choice and is by no ways elitist. And, despite the reputation of being anti-Samsung that Ive reaped considering that I signed up with NextPit, I stay positive and think 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 could also resurrect the really principle of a flagship smart device. At the minimum, I hope so.
But even if all of these needs, which I present in the manner of a spoiled child, become a reality by some wonder, 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 accessible.
Ive been bitching about it a lot in this article, as usual. I would likewise like to remind you that the mobile phone that made me dream the most this year and even rekindled a hint of hope in my now-numb heart is likewise a Samsung design: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
But as stunning as the couple of weeks I invested with this gem in my hands were, I always understood full well that this was an above-ground product, one that was not made for me, which was even designed so that I might not afford to own one.
With the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire a REAL flagship. What I imply by that is, I do not desire an unattainable technological display that holds out the prospect of a trickle-down of an innovation that will take 5 years to become commonplace.
Nor do I desire a flagship that slaps a EUR2,000 cost in my face so that I can intend to feel even a little emotion, excitement and question about an item. Dont get me wrong, Im not hoping for an inexpensive flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine procedures have not made me go entirely out of my mind. I desire a flagship that makes me dream while being available to the average customer.