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Lenovo introduces Z5 Pro GT with selfie-slider, 12GB RAM, and no notch — but don't count on US support

With slider phone nostalgia running high, Lenovo's decision to come out with a mid-range slider last month in China, the Z5 Pro, certainly seems like a smart one. Sure, it's not the keyboard slider of yore, but it does serve an important purpose: sliding the phone out reveals the selfie cameras, leaving the display unblemished by a notch. Now, Lenovo has doubled down on the concept and announced a high-end slider called the Lenovo Z5 Pro GT. Unfortunately for those in the US, even if you manage to snag one of these devices, the lack of LTE band support makes it all but unusable.

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Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 hands-on: A notch-hater's dream

It's been a strange year for smartphone design. The notch has infiltrated pretty much every major OEM at every price point, yet everyone seems to hate it (or at least those most vocal on the internet). Manufacturers keep plowing on, however, with even Samsung jumping on the camera cutout bandwagon ahead of the Galaxy S10 launch. If you're patiently waiting for the display cutout fad to end, it's good to know some Chinese smartphone makers have already come up with alternative solutions for bezel-free phones.

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