LG on Tuesday confirmed the arrival of the white Nexus 4. Rumors about the white version of the popular smartphone have been floating around for months.
The white counterpart for the Nexus 4 will go on sale over the next few weeks. LG will debut the smartphone in Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and North America. The first shipment will go on sale May 29 in Hong Kong, China.
While the Google Nexus 4 will receive a new white finish, the rest of the smartphone will remain exactly the same.
The Nexus 4 features a 4.7-inch 1280×768 True HD IPS+ screen that is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor with 1.5GHz output and 2GB RAM. While LG has not disclosed the storage capacities for the Nexus 4, it will likely feature the same 8GB and 16GB setups offered on the black version of the device.
Other features include an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera, a non-removable 2,100mAh battery, and a clean install of Android 4.2. Unfortunately, 4G LTE is sorely lacking, which places the device behind its major competitors including the Samsung Galaxy S4, iPhone 5, and HTC One.
LG has not confirmed if it will sell the white version of the Galaxy Nexus 4 directly through its own website or make it available for purchase via the Google Play Store.
While LG is attempting to carve out further sales for its Google-sponsored smartphone, the company’s future doesn’t appear to include a Nexus 5 smartphone. In an interview with AllAboutPhones, LG executive Kim Wong said that the Nexus 4’s success means that the company “does not need such a marketing success again.”
It was reported at the start of the month that LG was already working on a Nexus 5 smartphone. Some analysts have noted that Google was more likely to create its own smartphones thanks to its acquisition of Motorola Mobility.
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