Samsung has partnered with Icelandic composer and producer Petur Jonsson to offer an all new Over the Horizon tune in the Galaxy S9 family, which is launching at Mobile World Congress 2018 later this month. The trend of providing the Over the Horizon default ringtone on Galaxy devices was created back in the year 2011, and each generation carries its own flavor of the six note groove. But for this year, the South Korea giant has chosen Jonsson as a composer for its famous melody. The new default ringtone of the Galaxy S9 and Galaxy S9+ greets you with the soft tones of a single piano playing the refrain, though other instruments progressively emerge to raise the sound levels.
Delicately layering instruments, Jonsson’s minimalist arrangement takes you away on an atmospheric journey of discovery. The piece begins with the sweet notes of a single piano playing the refrain. As additional instruments are progressively introduced, the sound rises to a crescendo before melting away, the company wrote in a press note, describing the new development. Samsung has released a video trailer to give a peek at what it’s ready for its next generation of Galaxy series models. The nearly four minute long video plays the new Over the Horizon ringtone in the background and shows several mesmerising graphics, including scenes of nature in Norway, like misty mountains, jagged cliffs, steaming geysers, and snow blanketed hills.
Since the new default ringtone has some premium sound effects, we may presume that the Galaxy S9 family will sport top end, stereo speakers. It’s already rumoured that the company is providing AKG tuned loudspeakers on the most recent Galaxy flagships to take on the competition. With that being said, we need to wait till the pre MWC conference by Samsung that’s happening on Feb 25 to see what all will support a new sound experiences. At the meantime, you may enjoy the view by watching the video released by the company and speculate some new features of the upcoming offering. Last year, Samsung partnered with singer Jacob Collier to present its revamped version of the default ringtone which was designed for the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8++. The ringtone was produced through a combination of several tools and touched different genres.