Samsung Galaxy S21 – What Is Going On?
These are phones have been leaked and rumored for a really long time. At this point, like we’ve seen high res imagery and really detailed specs come down the pipe for months at this point from very reliable leakers, now recently there’s an article published by wind future. They kind of detailed the whole thing. So, if you’re interested in seeing the whole thing it’s it’s available, i want to draw your attention to well let’s talk about the good stuff. First there’s, three things that i’m personally interested in. I, like the new look it’s a kind of sleek looking design that’s, not super reminiscent of their older stuff. So i like it. I also am interested in this new snapdragon chips or the xnos equivalent. Supposedly the exynos 2100 is really good this year, but the feature that caught my eye, the most – was the presence of flat screens on all of these phones it’s a feature that we saw on the well the s20 fe header, but the flat screen. I love it right. This is just it’s just better. It doesn’t look as sexy in videos and stuff like that, but it’s, a more practical and, in my opinion, more usable design, choice than a curved screen, so that’s all good stuff. But there are some features on these new phones that concern me and it’s. Not just me. I think it concerns a lot of people so number one there’s, no charger. Thanks: apple there’s, no charger, there’s, seemingly no sd card slot and there’s supposedly less ram.
So the s21 family is supposed to start with eight gigs of ram at the base, which is really strange, like the s20 from 2020 started with 12 gigs of ram and then the kicker, the s21 and the s21 plus are supposedly running 1080p screens 2400 by 1080p. It’S really weird like when i first started youtube 2015. They made the switch over to 1440p screens. I remember like it was a big deal right, a handheld device with a 1440p screen. It was crazy. It was cool, but it’s been so many years of running 1440p screens and now they’re reverting back to a 1080p panel. It is like what is going on like okay, i don’t care how bright this screen is. I don’t care how amazingly color accurate it is. I don’t care what tech is in there. The fact that they’re dropping resolution is going to be very noticeable not just to the tech enthusiasts like you and i, but the average person that picks up these things, you’re holding them inches away from your face to go to a 1080p panel. I just it’s strange it’s, really strange now: i’m sure there’s good reason for it and we’ll get into it, but that’s it’s it’s strange now. The other thing is that supposedly the base model s21 is running a plastic back panel or like a glastonic back panel, now we’ve seen this stuff on uh the base model. Note 20, as well as the s20 fe.
I like this material. I think it looks cool it’s, cheaper, it’s, lighter it’s, more durable, it’s, good stuff, but a lot of the world doesn’t see it that way. A lot of people like that premium, glass. Back now, when these phones get announced on january 14th, i think for a lot of people, especially for tech enthusiasts they’re, going to look at this stuff with puzzlement. It’Ll be strange like how did samsung’s galaxy s line, which has traditionally been like the premium. The best of the best, like the bleeding edge of what samsung has to offer, how did it go from that stuff to 1080p panels with plastic backs and no chargers now, i’ll be honest. I actually like the idea of plastic, backed phones, it’s, just i i don’t mind the feel and look for them. I really like the durability. If you’ve watched my channel i’ve broken two or three of my personal phones over the past few years, just cracks on the back through regular use, i like plastic back phones. If they’re done right, like you, can do them cheap there’s, a bunch of phones out there, particularly chinese branded phones, that just slap on a really ugly ass plastic bag. It’S just got the super shiny material where they try to mimic glass. But then, if you own it like the note 20, they just owned it like we got plastic, we don’t care it just it feels like plastic. It looks like plastic, but it looks good and this type of plastic back i like so if this is the type of stuff they’re bringing onto the s21 i’m all for it, i think we’ll have to see, but in general i, like plastic back phones, all the Other feature oddities not so much particularly the 1080p panel like even though it’s 120hz.
It just doesn’t feel right not for a galaxy s smartphone. So the big question, at least for me, was why. Why would they do this because it’s not like samsung’s sitting at the top there thinking, hmm let’s pack, a phone with garbage specs garbage features and charge a lot of money and not sell any units that’s not reality right, there’s, a there’s, an actual reason why they Go with this route, and i think – and this is just a theory – i think – because i’ve been thinking about this for the past few days – right like why this doesn’t make sense, it doesn’t add up, i think, it’s, because they’re actually sidelining these phones. I think that the galaxy s, phones and the note phones are being pushed slowly over time to the side in favor of their foldables, where they’re spending a lot more of their r d money over they’re spending, more effort to make their foldables a thing that’s. Just a theory, but it just makes sense because if you look at the innovations that we’ve been seeing in the flat slab screen phones over the past few years and it’s, considering that samsung makes a lot of the stuff right, they make the ram modules that go In these things, they make the socs with their excellence chips they make. The screens like they have the tech to make this stuff way better. If they wanted to, they don’t have to put 1080p panels into these things, there’s no way they need to, but they’re doing it with intent, because i really think the foldables is where they want to be because that’s just that’s what they see as the future.
Now this is just a theory, but i want to know someone who watches me must have a sound theory as to what on earth is going on, because i want to know in three years time the s24 when it drops. What is that gon na look? Like is it plastic mid range stuff, like the s20 fe, which was an awesome value, or do you think it’ll be more like the traditional galaxy s with a more premium lineup? Let me know hope you guys enjoyed this video thumbs if you liked it subs.