LG announces a white version of its Nexus 4 smartphone

Nexus 4 WhiteThe Nexus 4 was first announced last year and released in November, when Google was so swamped by orders for the high-spec, low-price device, it sold out in a few hours. Distribution woes continued to make the Nexus 4 a rare beast, with models commanding a higher than retail cost on eBay and through other online retailers.

LG and Google’s supply problems have eased since then, but the Nexus 4 can still prove to be hard to secure unless you visit the store at the right time. Now, LG has announced the impending release of a second model, which is differentiated only by its colour. Originally available only in black, LG has added a white Nexus 4 to its range, and it’s due out next month.

While LG may call the phone white, it’s more of a two-tone phone, as the front panel is still black, with only the glass rear panel and back plate edging changing over to white. It’s still a great looking phone though. The white Nexus 4 will be sold through Google Play as usual, where it’s expected to cost £240 for the 8GB version, which is the same as the black Nexus 4.

For this money, you get a sleek device with as 4.7-inch, 1280 x 768 pixel resolution, a quad-core 1.5GHz Snapdragon processor, and an 8 megapixel camera. With a spec like that, plus the clean installation of Android 4.2 and the promise of prompt software updates, it’s not hard to see why it has been so popular.

LG will be putting the white Nexus 4 on sale in Hong Kong on May 29, with Europe, America, Asia and the Middle East following over the next weeks.

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars