Yes, were in the middle of CES 2021, but were likewise on the eve of the launch of the Samsung Galaxy S21. Let us be truthful with ourselves, the increasing aggravation from a dissatisfied journalist at not being able to physically go to a major tech show typically results in a moody post and ramblings which will most likely be of little interest to you readers.
And the concept of composing yet another article on the reaction of the tech giants showing at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “brand-new regular” age makes my hair stand on end as I feel like Ive been harping about this theme for months. No, today, there will be no self-questioning, no diary excerpt. Instead, Im returning to what interests me: technology.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will reveal its brand-new high-end smartphone, the Galaxy S21. Whatever individuals say across the entire 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. However thats the case every year. “Come on, Antoine, a little originality please”, you believe, and the tapping of keyboards has currently begun. Hold your horses, Im getting there!
I do not desire anymore boring, generic Samsung flagships
The factor Im eluding so much is to illustrate 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 actually represented this boring-ness, by not being outstanding in any method is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You already understand the tune, youve most likely had the ability to check out through a lot of my articles what I believe of this gadget. “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 practically everything the Samsung Galaxy S21 should not be/ © NextPit
Whatever people state throughout 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 model to dare to show off an unsightly plastic back. 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 variations. Speaking of smartphones in its standard format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the most ingenious gadget producer on the market for years now to bend to the naive and unbearably self-righteous position of Apple by offering its charger individually. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire to feel like Im being deceived with my European version of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon variation.
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.
EUR2020: Thats the price I would have had to spend to own the only smart device that truly impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire the base model to attempt to display an ugly plastic back. It does not matter how advanced the plastic or polymer alloy is, and it does not matter how splendidly matte and classy the upholstery is. I want glass, I want a daring and initial style, I want curves and not a flat screen, I wish 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 desire the S-Pen to be a default choice on all versions, and not just the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax variations. If I want to take benefit of an essential function, please do not blackmail me into choosing the most costly designs. 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 shift. Samsung cant do things in halves, particularly not this year.
Mentioning mobile phones in its standard format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont want the most innovative device producer on the market for years now to flex to the unbearably self-righteous and naive position of Apple by selling its battery charger separately. This is not a genuine effort or an ethical choice to conserve the world. Its a insidious and deceitful marketing strategy to increase ones margins by playing on the customers emotions and blackmailing them at the expense of ones carbon footprint.
Finally, for the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire to feel like Im being fooled with my European variation of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version. I comprehend Samsungs insistence on its exclusive chip and I appreciate it. In fact, the maker has listened well (in such a way, at least based upon leaked benchmark results) to the complaints of users and testers.
Samsung knows that it can not continue to market 2 different versions with different performance levels however at the same price. The Samsung Galaxy S21 should once again mark a unquestionable and clear development. The Exynos vs Snapdragon dispute should no longer exist and Samsung has no choice however to reverse the pattern and produce a surprise.
Im not going to invest the equivalent of 2 months minimum wage to purchase a high-end smartphone. On the other hand, I dont desire to totally lose sight of this market section either. Im not opposed on principle to the concept of a smart device being more expensive than others merely since it is in a different class.
Seriously, I cant see myself staying sane if the only smartphones available to the typical individual are the 25 mid-range variations of Realme and some other rebranded Redmi handsets. No, I still desire to be interested in flagships, but just if theyre intriguing enough. Why focus whatever on one item, make it the cornerstone of its annual balance sheet, the standard bearer of its know-how, if it is reserved for only 1% of consumers?
A smartphone is not a luxury item. It is even considered as a necessary good today. I endure the traditional gold-plated or diamond-encrusted variations that retail for a mind-boggling EUR10,000 (Vertu, anyone?) just due to the fact that they do not pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for wealthy consumers.
A flagship must have a philosophy of being available to everyone. Not a populist program, however popular by choice and is by no methods elitist. And, in spite of the reputation of being anti-Samsung that Ive reaped because I signed up with NextPit, I remain positive and believe in Samsung to break the routine of the high-end or flagship market.
The Galaxy S21 could not only mark a revival at Samsung, but it might likewise resurrect the extremely concept of a flagship mobile phone. At least, I hope so.
However 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 desire a Samsung Galaxy S21 that makes all of my dreams come true and is accessible.
Ive been bitching about it a lot in this article, as normal. I would also 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 likewise a Samsung design: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
As beautiful as the couple of weeks I invested with this jewel in my hands were, I always knew full well that this was an above-ground item, one that was not made for me, which was even created so that I could not pay for to own one.
With the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want a REAL flagship. What I indicate by that is, I dont 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 want 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 a product. Dont get me incorrect, Im not hoping for a cost effective flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine steps have not made me go totally out of my mind. However I desire a flagship that makes me dream while being accessible to the typical customer.