Glossary definition of Polyphonic ringtones

A polyphonic ringtone consists, in comparison to a monophonic ringtone, of sounds from different pitches.

With polyphonic ringtones much more realistic sounds can be produced, because there are more tones available. Information about the amount of available ring tones is often given at this characteristic. Nowadays there are mobile phones available that have 96, 128 or even 192-tones polyphonic ringtones.