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 honest with ourselves, the increasing aggravation from a dissatisfied reporter at not being able to physically participate in a major tech show frequently results in a moody post and ramblings which will most likely be of little interest to you readers.
And the concept of writing yet another short article on the reaction of the tech giants exhibiting at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “new normal” period makes my hair stand on end as I feel like Ive been harping about this theme for months. No, today, there will be no introspection, no diary excerpt. Instead, Im going back to what interests me: technology.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will unveil its brand-new high-end smart device, 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 excitedly waited for Android smart device in the technosphere as of today. But thats the case every year. “Come on, Antoine, a little creativity please”, you believe, and the tapping of keyboards has actually currently started. Hold your horses, Im getting there!
I do not desire any more boring, generic Samsung flagships
The factor Im beating around the bush so much 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 smartphone that has actually characterized this boring-ness, by not being impressive in any way is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You already understand the tune, youve most likely had the ability to check out a lot of my short articles what I think about 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 need to not be/ © NextPit
But even if all of these demands, which I provide in the way of a spoiled child, become a reality by some miracle, they will fail if the Samsung Galaxy S21 remains unaffordable.
I desire a Samsung Galaxy S21 that makes all of my dreams become a reality and is available.
Ive been bitching about it a lot in this article, as typical. But I would likewise like to advise you that the mobile phone that made me dream the most this year and even revived a tip of hope in my now-numb heart is also a Samsung design: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
But as stunning as the few weeks I spent with this jewel in my hands were, I always knew complete well that this was an above-ground item, one that was not made for me, which was even created so that I could not afford to own one.
With the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire a REAL flagship. What I imply by that is, I dont want an unattainable technological display that holds out the possibility of a trickle-down of a development that will take 5 years to become commonplace.
Nor do I want a flagship that slaps a EUR2,000 cost in my face so that I can wish to feel even a little feeling, excitement and wonder about an item. Dont get me incorrect, Im not hoping for an inexpensive flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine measures have not made me go completely out of my mind. I desire a flagship that makes me dream while being available to the typical customer.
Whatever people say across the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first flagship of 2021 and probably the most excitedly awaited 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 want the S-Pen to be a default alternative on all variants, and not just 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 desire the most innovative device producer on the market for years now to bend to the unbearably self-righteous and ignorant 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 variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon variation.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want the base design to attempt to flaunt an awful plastic back. It doesnt matter how sophisticated the plastic or polymer alloy is, and it doesnt matter how splendidly matte and stylish the upholstery is. I desire glass, I want a initial and daring style, I want curves and not a flat screen, I wish to see some dangers taken, duration! And the style teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has so far made me positive.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire 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, especially not this year.
Speaking of smart devices in its basic format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the most ingenious device manufacturer on the marketplace 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 option to conserve the planet. Its a dishonest and perilous marketing strategy to increase ones margins by playing on the consumers emotions and blackmailing them at the expense of ones carbon footprint.
Finally, for the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not wish to seem like Im being deceived with my European variation 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 maker has actually listened well (in a manner, at least based upon leaked benchmark results) to the complaints of testers and users.
Samsung understands that it can not continue to market two various variations with various efficiency levels but at the very same price. Once again mark a clear and self-evident advancement, the Samsung Galaxy S21 need to. The Exynos vs Snapdragon argument need to no longer exist and Samsung has no option however to reverse the pattern and produce a surprise.
EUR2020: Thats the rate I would have had to spend to own the only smartphone that truly impressed me this year/ © 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.
Im not going to spend the equivalent of 2 months minimum wage to purchase a high-end smartphone. On the other hand, I dont desire to completely lose sight of this market sector either. Im not opposed on concept to the idea of a smart device being more pricey than others merely since it is in a various class.
Seriously, I cant see myself staying 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 want to have an interest in flagships, however just if theyre fascinating enough. Why focus everything on one item, make it the cornerstone of its yearly balance sheet, the standard bearer of its know-how, if it is reserved for only 1% of customers?
A smart device is not a high-end item. It is even considered as an essential good today. I endure the standard gold-plated or diamond-encrusted versions that retail for a mind-boggling EUR10,000 (Vertu, anybody?) merely due to the fact that they dont pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for rich clients.
A flagship must have a philosophy of being accessible to everybody. Not a populist program, however popular by option and is by no methods elitist. And, regardless of the reputation of being anti-Samsung that Ive enjoyed considering that I joined NextPit, I stay optimistic and believe in Samsung to break the routine of the high-end or flagship market.
The Galaxy S21 might not only mark a revival at Samsung, but it might likewise reanimate the very idea of a flagship smartphone. At the minimum, I hope so.