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 rising frustration from a disgruntled reporter at not having the ability to physically participate in a significant 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 short article on the response of the tech giants exhibiting at CES 2021 in the post-Covid “new regular” era makes my hair stand on end as I seem like Ive been harping about this theme for months. No, today, there will be no self-questioning, no diary excerpt. Instead, Im going back to what interests me: technology.
On Thursday, January 14th, Samsung will reveal its brand-new high-end mobile phone, the Galaxy S21. Whatever people state throughout the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the first flagship of 2021 and most likely the most excitedly waited for Android smartphone in the technosphere as of right now.
I do not desire anymore boring, generic Samsung flagships
The factor Im eluding a lot is to highlight how boring the high-end smart device 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 exceptional in any method is the Samsung Galaxy Note 20.
You already know the song, youve most likely had the ability to go through a lot of my posts what I think about this gadget. “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 everything the Samsung Galaxy S21 ought to not be/ © NextPit
Im not going to invest the equivalent of 2 months minimum wage to purchase a high-end mobile phone. 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 costly than others simply because it is in a different class.
Seriously, I cant see myself remaining sane if the only mobile phones offered to the average person are the 25 mid-range variations of Realme and some other rebranded Redmi handsets. No, I still desire to have an interest in flagships, but only if theyre intriguing enough. Why focus everything on one product, make it the foundation of its annual balance sheet, the basic 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 an important great today. I endure the conventional gold-plated or diamond-encrusted variations that retail for an overwhelming EUR10,000 (Vertu, anyone?) merely due to the fact that they do not pretend to be more than what they are: bling-bling toys for rich clients.
But a flagship must have a philosophy of being available to everyone. Not a populist agenda, however popular by choice and is by no means elitist. And, despite the track record of being anti-Samsung that Ive gained considering that I joined NextPit, I remain positive 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, however it might likewise reanimate the extremely principle of a flagship smart device. At the very least, I hope so.
But even if all of these needs, which I provide in the manner of a ruined child, come to life by some miracle, they will fail if the Samsung Galaxy S21 stays unaffordable.
I desire a Samsung Galaxy S21 that makes all of my dreams come real and is available.
Ive been bitching about it a lot in this article, as normal. I would also like to remind you that the mobile phone that made me dream the most this year and even revived a hint of hope in my now-numb heart is likewise a Samsung model: the Galaxy Z Fold 2.
But as lovely as the couple of weeks I spent with this gem in my hands were, I always knew full well that this was an above-ground product, one that was not produced me, which was even created so that I could not manage to own one.
With the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire a REAL flagship. What I mean by that is, I dont desire an unattainable technological display that holds out the prospect of a trickle-down of a development 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 hope to feel even a little feeling, enjoyment and question a product. Do not get me wrong, Im not hoping for an affordable flagship, the lockdown and self-quarantine measures have not made me go entirely out of my mind. I want a flagship that makes me dream while being accessible to the average consumer.
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.
Whatever people say across the entire fanboy spectrum, the Samsung Galaxy S21 is the very first flagship of 2021 and probably the most excitedly waited for Android smart device in the technosphere as of right now. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the base design to attempt to show off an awful plastic back. For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I desire the S-Pen to be a default alternative on all variations, and not just 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 device manufacturer on the market for years now to flex to the unbearably self-righteous and naive position of Apple by offering its charger independently. 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.
EUR2020: Thats the cost I would have had to spend to own the only smartphone that really impressed me this year/ © NextPit.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not desire the base design to attempt to show off an ugly plastic back. And the style teased by the leakers and Samsung itself has actually so far made me optimistic.
For the Samsung Galaxy S21, I want the S-Pen to be a default option on all versions, and not just the possible Plus, Ultra or GigaProMax versions. Samsung cant do things in halves, specifically not this year.
Mentioning smart devices in its standard format, when it comes to the Samsung Galaxy S21, I do not want the most ingenious device maker on the marketplace for many years now to bend 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 option to save the planet. Its a insidious and unethical marketing technique to increase ones margins by using the customers emotions and blackmailing them at the expense of ones carbon footprint.
Lastly, for the Samsung Galaxy S21, I dont desire to seem like Im being tricked with my European version of the Exynos compared to the Americans and their Snapdragon version. I comprehend Samsungs insistence on its proprietary chip and I appreciate it. The producer has listened well (in a method, at least based on leaked benchmark results) to the grievances of testers and users.
Samsung knows that it can not continue to market 2 different versions with various efficiency levels but at the exact same price. When again mark a clear and undeniable advancement, the Samsung Galaxy S21 must. The Exynos vs Snapdragon argument must no longer exist and Samsung has no choice but to reverse the trend and create a surprise.