Yes, were in the middle of CES 2021, but were also on the eve of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21. Let us be honest with ourselves, the rising disappointment from a dissatisfied reporter at not having the ability to physically attend a major tech show often leads to a moody post and ramblings which will most probably be of little interest to you readers.
And the concept of writing yet another article on the action of the tech giants displaying at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “new normal” period makes my hair stand on end as I seem like Ive been harping about this style for months. No, today, there will be no self-questioning, no diary excerpt. Rather, Im returning to what interests me: innovation.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will reveal its new high-end smartphone, the Galaxy S21. Whatever individuals say throughout the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first flagship of 2021 and probably the most excitedly waited for Android mobile phone in the technosphere as of right now.
I dont desire anymore boring, generic Samsung flagships
The reason Im beating around the bush so much is to highlight how boring the high-end smart device market has actually been to me. I dont have another word for it. And the smart device that has epitomized this boring-ness, by not being impressive in any method is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You currently understand the song, youve most likely been able to check out much of my articles what I believe of 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 nearly whatever the Samsung Galaxy S21 need to not be/ © NextPit
Whatever individuals state across the whole fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most excitedly waited for Android smartphone in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want the base design to dare to show off an awful plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default choice on all variations, and not just the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Speaking of mobile phones in its standard format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the most innovative gadget producer on the market for years now to bend to the naive and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by offering its charger separately. 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 variation.
However even if all of these needs, which I present in the manner of a ruined kid, become a reality 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 become a reality and is available.
Ive been bitching about it a lot in this article, as normal. I would also like to advise you that the smartphone that made me dream the most this year and even revived a tip of hope in my now-numb heart is also a Samsung model: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
But as beautiful as the few weeks I spent with this gem in my hands were, I constantly understood full well that this was an above-ground product, one that was not produced me, which was even developed 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 display that holds out the prospect of a trickle-down of an innovation that will take 5 years to end up being commonplace.
Nor do I desire a flagship that slaps a EUR2,000 cost in my face so that I can hope to feel even a little feeling, enjoyment and question an item. Do not get me incorrect, Im not hoping for a budget-friendly flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine steps have not made me go completely out of my mind. However I desire a flagship that makes me dream while being accessible to the average customer.
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.
EUR2020: Thats the rate I would have needed to spend to own the only smart device that actually impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the base model to dare to show off an awful plastic back. And the style teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has so far made me optimistic.
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 versions. Samsung cant do things in halves, specifically not this year.
Speaking of mobile phones in its basic format, when it pertains to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the most ingenious gadget manufacturer on the market for many years now to flex to the unbearably self-righteous and ignorant position of Apple by selling its battery charger independently. This is not a genuine effort or an ethical choice to conserve the planet. Its a dishonest and insidious marketing strategy to increase ones margins by using the customers feelings and blackmailing them at the expenditure of ones carbon footprint.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire to feel like Im being deceived with my European variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version. I understand Samsungs insistence on its proprietary chip and I appreciate it. The producer has listened well (in a way, at least based on dripped benchmark outcomes) to the grievances of testers and users.
Samsung understands that it can not continue to market 2 different variations with various performance levels but at the same cost. The Samsung Galaxy S21 must when again mark a clear and undeniable breakthrough. The Exynos vs Snapdragon debate need to no longer exist and Samsung has no option but to reverse the pattern and create a surprise.
Im not going to spend the equivalent of 2 months minimum wage to buy a high-end mobile phone. On the other hand, I dont desire to absolutely lose sight of this market sector either. Im not opposed on concept to the concept of a mobile phone being more pricey than others just due to the fact that it is in a various class.
Seriously, I cant see myself remaining sane if the only mobile phones readily available to the typical individual 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 only if theyre interesting enough. Why focus whatever on one product, make it the cornerstone of its yearly balance sheet, the basic 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 thought about as an important good today.
However a flagship must have a philosophy of being accessible to everyone. Not a populist agenda, but popular by choice and is by no ways elitist. And, in spite of the reputation of being anti-Samsung that Ive reaped given that I signed up with NextPit, I stay positive and believe 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 extremely concept of a flagship smartphone. At the minimum, I hope so.