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 truthful with ourselves, the rising frustration from a disgruntled journalist at not having the ability to physically participate in a major tech show frequently results in a moody post and ramblings which will most probably be of little interest to you readers.
And the idea of writing yet another post on the action of the tech giants displaying at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “new normal” era makes my hair stand on end as I feel like Ive been harping about this theme for months. No, this week, there will be no introspection, no journal excerpt. Instead, Im going back to what interests me: technology.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will reveal its brand-new high-end smart device, the Galaxy S21. Whatever individuals say throughout the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and probably the most excitedly waited for Android smartphone in the technosphere as of today. However thats the case every year. “Come on, Antoine, a little originality please”, you believe, and the tapping of keyboards has actually currently started. Hold your horses, Im getting there!
I dont desire any more boring, generic Samsung flagships
The factor Im beating around the bush so much is to highlight how tiring the high-end mobile phone market has actually been to me. I do not have another word for it. And the smartphone that has exemplified this boring-ness, by not being impressive in any method is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You currently know the song, youve probably been able to go through a number of my posts 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 need to not be/ © NextPit
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.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the base design to dare to display an unsightly plastic back. It doesnt matter how advanced the plastic or polymer alloy is, and it does not matter how wonderfully matte and stylish the upholstery is. I desire glass, I desire a initial and daring style, I desire curves and not a flat screen, I wish to see some threats taken, duration! And the design teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has actually so far made me positive.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default option on all versions, and not just the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. Please dont blackmail me into picking the most costly designs if I desire to benefit from a key feature. If the Galaxy S lineup is going to take in 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.
Mentioning smartphones in its standard format, when it concerns the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the most innovative gadget manufacturer on the marketplace for many years now to bend to the ignorant and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by selling its battery charger independently. This is not a sincere effort or an ethical option to conserve the world. Its a unethical and perilous marketing technique to increase ones margins by using the consumers emotions and blackmailing them at the expenditure 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 version. I understand Samsungs persistence on its exclusive chip and I appreciate it. In truth, the producer has listened well (in such a way, a minimum of based upon leaked benchmark outcomes) to the complaints of users and testers.
Samsung knows that it can not continue to market two various variations with different efficiency levels however at the same cost. As soon as again mark a clear and unquestionable breakthrough, the Samsung Galaxy S21 should. The Exynos vs Snapdragon argument must no longer exist and Samsung has no option however to reverse the pattern and create a surprise.
EUR2020: Thats the price I would have needed to invest to own the only mobile phone that truly impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
Even if all of these needs, which I present in the manner of a ruined kid, come true 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 to life and is available.
Ive been bitching about it a lot in this article, as usual. I would likewise like to advise you that the smart device 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 lovely as the couple of weeks I spent with this gem in my hands were, I always understood complete well that this was an above-ground product, one that was not made for me, which was even created so that I might 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 desire an unattainable technological showcase that holds out the possibility 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 tag in my face so that I can want to feel even a little emotion, enjoyment and question a product. Do not get me incorrect, Im not hoping for an affordable flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine steps have not made me go entirely out of my mind yet. I want a flagship that makes me dream while being available to the typical customer.
Im not going to invest the equivalent of two months minimum wage to purchase a high-end smart device. On the other hand, I dont desire to absolutely lose sight of this market sector either. Im not opposed on concept to the idea of a smartphone being more costly than others just due to the fact that it is in a various class.
Seriously, I cant see myself staying sane if the only smartphones offered to the typical 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 just if theyre intriguing enough. Why focus whatever on one product, make it the foundation of its annual balance sheet, the standard bearer of its know-how, if it is booked for only 1% of customers?
A smartphone is not a luxury item. It is even thought about as a necessary great today. I tolerate the standard gold-plated or diamond-encrusted versions that retail for a mind-boggling EUR10,000 (Vertu, anyone?) merely because they dont pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for wealthy customers.
A flagship needs to have a philosophy of being available to everybody. Not a populist program, however popular by choice and is by no methods elitist. And, in spite of the track record of being anti-Samsung that Ive reaped because I joined NextPit, I stay optimistic and think in Samsung to break the routine of the high-end or flagship market.
The Galaxy S21 could not just mark a revival at Samsung, however it might likewise reanimate the really idea of a flagship smartphone. At least, I hope so.
Whatever people state throughout the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first flagship of 2021 and probably the most eagerly awaited Android mobile phone in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the base model to dare to reveal off an ugly plastic back. 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 variations. Speaking of smart devices in its basic format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want the most innovative gadget maker 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 tricked with my European version of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version.