LG isn't shy about its love of classical music, having once struck a deal with Ennio Morricone to put his tunes on the company's phones. However, we'll still admit to being caught off-guard by its next collaboration: when the G2 is officially revealed on August 7th, it will include the dulcet sounds of the Vienna Boys' Choir. The Android flagship will ship with nine ringtones and five alerts sung by the youth group, along with four musical chimes. Beautiful devices need beautiful music, LG argues. Whether or not that's really true, you won't have to wait long to hear the end result. LG will post free music on the G2's teaser site on August 1st, including a choral version of its standard ringtone.
LG G2 TO FEATURE MUSIC FROM VIENNA BOYS' CHOIR
Special Ringtones and Preloaded Sounds Recorded Exclusively for LG's Newest Device
SEOUL, July 31, 2013 - Sounds from the world famous Vienna Boys' Choir will come preloaded on LG Electronics' (LG) all new flagship LG G2 smartphone. LG worked closely with the choir to create a series of unique harmonic sounds including nine ringtones and five notifications and alarms. Also, four musical chimes such as Bach's Air on the G String are included.
"Whether it's classical compositions or fresh a cappella music, LG has always viewed beautiful music as a great complement to our beautiful devices," said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company. "As the pinnacle of international choirs and the most famous, it's fitting that the heavenly music of the Vienna Boys' Choir is featured on LG G2."
The Vienna Boys' Choir is one of the oldest and most famous boys' choirs in the world. For nearly 500 years it has been an enduring symbol of Austria and currently performs in about 300 concerts a year before half a million music lovers all over the globe. The boys are selected mainly from Austria but also hail from many other countries.
LG's efforts to create synergy between technology and human sensibility extends back to 2006 when LG worked with the Swedish a cappella group, The Real Group, to mimic cell phone sounds using human voices. In 2010, LG included the actual orchestra sounds of Ennio Morricone to its smartphone line-up.
Starting on August 1, fans of great music can log on to the LG G2 microsite (www.G2.LGMobile.com) and download the Life's Good ringtone sung by the Vienna Boys' Choir as well as other free music.
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- Key specs
- Type Smartphone
- Operating system Android (Jelly Bean [4.2])
- Screen size 5.2 inches
- Internal memory 16 GB
- Camera 13 megapixels
- Carriers (US) AT&T
- Dimensions 5.45 x 2.79 x 0.35 in
- Released 2013-09-13