Meizu has a new phone coming on November 19, may feature built-in vinyl record player

meizu new phone coming november 19 built vinyl record player possible invitation
Meizu, a popular Chinese smartphone brand, will launch a new smartphone on November 19, and has started sending out invitations to an event where the hardware will be revealed. The invites come with a 7-inch vinyl record, sparking speculation the new phone will have a built-in record player. Well, that bit isn’t true (sadly, some may say) but Meizu really has sent a record out with each invitation.

According to a post on its official Facebook page, Meizu says, “If we go to this sort of detail on our invites, just imagine the product we will launch.” OK, Meizu, let’s do that. At the beginning of September, the company announced the MX4, an octa-core Android smartphone with a 5.3-inch full HD screen. A device named the MX4 Pro has since been rumored.

Believed to come with a screen either matching the MX4’s, or increasing the size to 5.5-inches, the resolution may be upped to 2560 x 1536. Inside could be another octa-core chip, but rather than a MediaTek processor, a Samsung-produced Exynos 5430 could be powering the phone, along with a whopping 4GB of RAM. A 20-megapixel rear camera, and a 13-megapixel front camera are also rumored, along with 4G LTE, and up to 64GB of internal memory.

How does the MX4 Pro fit in with the vinyl record? It’s not clear yet, but Meizu has been using images of a disc to tease us about the launch event for a few days, with phrases like “The beat goes on,” appearing on its official Twitter page. This does suggest the new phone will have enhanced audio features.

While the MX4 Pro seems the most likely candidate for the day, we’ll also be on the lookout for more news on Meizu’s long awaited smartphone running the Ubuntu Mobile operating system. The partnership was announced back in February, but a phone has yet to be revealed.

Meizu’s launch event will take place in Beijing on November 19, and we’ll keep you updated on the day.

Product Review

BMW’s smallest M car is its biggest performance statement

The BMW M2 Competition is frighteningly quick in a straight line, and its short wheelbase lends itself to some hilarious power slides, but it’s the curvy roads and tight tracks where this coupe comes alive.

Starting your very own vlog? Here are the best cameras to buy

Any camera that shoots video can be used to vlog, but a few models stand out from the crowd thanks to superior image quality, ergonomics, and usability. When it comes to putting your life on YouTube, here are the best cameras for the job.

These are the must-have games that every Xbox One owner needs

More than four years into its life span, Microsoft's latest console is finally coming into its own. From Cuphead to Halo 5, the best Xbox One games offer something for players of every type.

Photography News: Instagram’s disappearing likes, the best photos of the year

In this week's Photography News, see why Instagram is testing a version that excludes the number of likes a post gets. Also, see the impressive winners from two photography contests and the latest features coming to the Fujifilm X-T3.
Home Theater

The best MP3 players of 2019 cram tons of music into a small package

Want to go for a run, but your phone is weighing you down? Don't sweat it. Can't fit your whole music library on your smartphone? No worries. Check out our list of the best MP3 players, and find one that works for you.

WWDC 2019 Complete Coverage

Apple’s Worldwide Developer Conference is a key tech event each year, and for Apple fans, it will be one of the two best times of 2019 (along with "new iPhone day," of course). For the last few years, Apple has debuted much of its…

Walmart drops a killer deal on the Apple iPad Mini 4 tablet

The Apple iPad still reigns supreme in the tablet market, and the pint-sized 7.9-inch iPad Mini is the perfect everyday carry companion. Now’s the perfect chance to score a deal on the last-gen iPad Mini 4 before it’s gone for good.

Whether by the pool or the sea, make a splash with the best waterproof phones

Whether you're looking for a phone you can use in the bath, or you just want that extra peace of mind, waterproof phones are here and they're amazing. Check out our selection of the best ones you can buy.

Google Creative Lab’s new AR experiment helps you learn how to draw

Google's Creative Lab developed an experiment called Drawalong AR that could make it easier for aspiring artists to follow YouTube tutorials. The experiment essentially leverages Google's ARCore to create a virtual tracing paper.
Home Theater

Set your ears free with the best completely wireless earbuds

If you can't stand the tangle of cords, or you're just excited about completely wireless earbuds, you're going to need some help separating the wheat from the chaff. Our list serves up the best true wireless earbuds around.

Want to watch Netflix in bed or browse the web? We have a tablet for everyone

There’s so much choice when shopping for a new tablet that it can be hard to pick the right one. From iPads to Android, these are our picks for the best tablets you can buy right now whatever your budget.

On a budget? We found the best affordable smartphones you can buy

Here are the best affordable phones for anyone working with a tight budget, whether you're a fan of stock Android or marathon battery life. Find out what you can get for under $500 or far, far less as we round up the best budget…

Which smartphone has the best camera? We found the sharpest shooters

They say that the best camera is always the one you have with you and that makes your smartphone camera very important indeed. Join us for a closer look at the best camera phones available right now.

We tried all the latest and greatest smartphones to find the best of 2019

Smartphones are perhaps the most important and personal piece of tech on the planet. That’s why it’s important to pick the best phone for your individual needs. Here are the best smartphones you can buy.