Now we have a reason to be excited about the S9.
It’s hard to believe that we’re just a few short days away from the launch of Samsung’s Galaxy S9. It seems like just yesterday we were swooning over the Galaxy S8, but Samsung is ready to wow us once again and show off what it’s been working on for so many months.
We’re expecting a fair amount from the Galaxy S9, including Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 processor, radical new camera tech, and a new face unlocking system. However, above all else and perhaps most importantly, the Galaxy S9 will ship with a new take on Samsung’s "Over the Horizon" ringtone.
Samsung’s been using its "Over the Horizon" tune as the default ringtone for its Galaxy phones since 2011, and with each year that passes, the company slightly tweaks it to " mirror the aesthetic transformation of the devices themselves."
This year with the Galaxy S9, Samsung decided to enlist the help of Icelandic composer Pétur Jónsson to recreate the tune for a version that "takes you away on an atmospheric journey of discovery." I’d try to describe the ringtone myself, but I think Samsung already does a fantastic job at doing so. According to the company —
Listening to this year’s piece by Jónsson, you will find that the notes arouse the most pure, fundamental elements of the human sentiment that often remain hidden in our daily lives. In this way, the latest version of Samsung’s brand sound has the power to relax the mind and heal the soul, thus resonating with all who hear it, regardless of their age.
You can give this year’s "Over the Horizon" piece a listen by watching the video above, but before you do, make sure you’re prepared for what you’re about to experience — a life-changing, heart-stopping, breathtaking, ringtone.
February 19, 2018 at 07:52AM