Costing $200 more than the most basic Surface laptop, this model features an Nvidia GeForce graphics chip rather than relying on graphics tech built into the main processor.
Check out our video review of the LG G3 S, a 5-inch Android phone with low-end specs, but the same design as the high-performance flagship G3.
The 6-inch slate starts at an affordable $99 (€78, AU$112).
While MediaTek has been gunning for Qualcomm's core business in the higher-end market, Qualcomm looks to be playing a similar game, attacking MediaTek's territory in the low-end market.
With local smartphone makers in China and India toppling Samsung, the company is feeling the heat in the fastest-growing markets.
The LG G2 Mini has the same name as its top-end brother, but its unimpressive lineup of specs leave a lot to be desired. Check out our video review.
Sure, the high-end smartphone market is stuffed with iOS and Android, but demand for low-cost phones gives Mozilla and its browser-based OS a chance to chow down.
The long-rumored smartphone for developing markets is expected to make its debut at the Mobile World Congress trade show in Barcelona.
Despite returning to a slight profit, HTC continues to struggle amid larger rivals Apple and Samsung Electronics.
Antonio Viana, an executive from one of the Apple's partners, says Apple will feel pressure from not selling cheaper devices.