Hans Zimmer, the legendary composer of The Lion King, Inception, and other iconic soundtracks, has brought his epic compositions to a new audio medium: phone sounds. Yes, Hans Zimmer created a ringtone and other phone sounds for Oppoâ€™s newest flagship, the Find X3 Pro, and theyâ€™re amazing.
The fact that Zimmer made these ringtones isnâ€™t news. Oppo made a big deal about his involvement in March, posting a video interview with him and an entire song he composed just for Oppo (called â€śColourful Future,â€ť if you were wondering) on its YouTube channel. But these videos didnâ€™t have what I wanted to hear: the actual Zimmer-composed sounds by themselves.
So I asked an Oppo PR rep if they could send the tones my way, and they did. Now, I canâ€™t stop listening to them.
Iâ€™ve embedded them in this post so you can hear them, too.
Here is the Zimmer-made ringtone â€” itâ€™s beautiful. As my colleague Ian Carlos Campbell said, â€śDoes he want me to cry every time the phone rings?â€ť
â€śI want the ringtone to open a door that says there is the possibility to feel something,â€ť Zimmer said about the ringtone in Oppoâ€™s video interview. It worked, Hans.
Hereâ€™s the Zimmer-composed alarm tone. It sounds like waking up to a beach sunrise.
Hereâ€™s the charming text tone:
And hereâ€™s a generic notification sound, which Iâ€™d like all of my apps to use from now on, thanks.
These are so good that now Iâ€™m hoping Google or Apple will work with Zimmer to refresh their phone sounds next. (Just imagine Zimmerâ€™s take on the iPhoneâ€™s classic Marimba ringtone.)
I also recommend you watch Zimmerâ€™s full interview on Oppoâ€™s YouTube channel, where he describes how he hears colors. Honestly, I believe it.