May 28 AT 1:14 PM Dustin Earley 25 Comments

LG officially announces the white Nexus 4, talks about Nexus 5

white nexus 4

Some two weeks after our own Taylor Wimberly first got his hands on a gorgeous white Nexus 4 handset, LG has officially announced the device is launching May 29 in Hong Kong, making its way around the rest of the world in the weeks to follow.

Spec-for-spec, the white Nexus 4 is identical to the original black model. It still comes with a Snapdragon S4 Pro, 4.7-inch 1280 by 768 True HD IPS Plus display, 2GB of RAM, and of course, stock Android. The only way the two models are different is how they will initially be sold. The black Nexus 4 was released first in the US through Google Play, while the white Nexus 4 will be released first in Hong Kong, and then “will roll out globally in select markets in Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East over the next several weeks.”

The white Nexus 4 isn’t the only Nexus making the rounds in LG news today. Both the Nexus 5 and a Google Experience LG device were mentioned as not currently on LG’s radar. After a bit of clarification following an interview with Dutch site All About Phones, it was outed that LG is not working on a Nexus 5, though they wouldn’t turn down the opportunity, and that a Google Experience device from the company is not likely. LG Mobile’s European VP, Kim Won, has echoed concerns over Google Experience devices, saying such a device “has no added value for us without our own skins.”

With the success of the Nexus 4, we still wouldn’t count out LG just yet. Until the Nexus 5 is announced, by Google or LG, anything is possible.

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Source: The Verge

Dustin Earley: Tech enthusiast; avid gamer; all around jolly guy.

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  • MagicMike

    So it’s only white on the back?? Front is still black?

    • Sahil Jain

      front will be black


    I hate “white” phones that are black on the front.

    • MagicMike

      Seriously, what’s the point of a white phone if it’s only white on the back??? Bad move.


        my sentiments exactly.

      • pikahatonjon


        • pikahatonjon

          Would look terrible. The point of having a black front with with soft keys are so that it appears like the soft keys blend into the device. It won’t be doable with a white front. The only reason why other manufactures make white fronts are because they don’t use softkeys. Look at Motorola or the xperia Z white back white border, but the area around the screen is black.

    • dreamcore

      Get a Samsung then, everyone else is.

      I’ll watch my videos without distracting white letterboxing, thanks.

      • MagicMike

        Nah, I’ll stick with my black n4. And seriously, that’s your response to people with opinions about a white phone that’s only white on the back, “get a Samsung”? What will getting a Samsung do? Why would someone who comments about the fact that they are marketing a white phone as being white when the front is still black want a Samsung? Because their white phones are all white? Pretty stupid reason to get a Samsung. We are entitled to our opinions, even if that means we don’t want a white phone.


        I have a Samsung Galaxy Nexus, Its black on the front and back. I want a Nexus 4 that is white on the front and back. can you help me with that?

        • MagicMike

          They sell “skins” for the nexus 4 in white, all colors pretty much….it’s like a sticker but much higher quality. Fantom sells one that is also a screen protector, it’s a glass screen protector with white trim. I’ll get the link and post here for you. Its the only thing I can think of. Also, “dbrand skins” makes excellent high quality skins for the back of the nexus 4, so if someone, like myself, who has a black n4 and is looking to make it white it’s a great solution. They also make custom skins.

        • MagicMike

          Here is the link for the screen protector….there’s are two color options so make sure you select the white one if it’s something you’re interested in getting. You can also Google “nexus 4 front skins” and you’ll find a whole bunch of options to transform the front from black to white.

          • clocinnorcal

            Really cool! Thanks for that link! I have the black N4 and my wife has been wanting the white one since the first spotting of it, but we were just commenting on the lack of white in the front. Perfect fix!

  • vforvortex

    I read that they are NOT working ont the nexus 5, but didnt rule out a future partnership….

    “An LG executive told Dutch Web site All About Phones that it has no plans to build the Nexus 5, citing Kim Wong, head of LG’s Europe business. The report was translated by Android Beat.

    An LG representative confirmed the executive comments, but noted that the company wouldn’t rule out another Nexus in the future. The representative said that the executive intended to convey the belief at LG that it didn’t need the Nexus name to build its own brand. “

    • vforvortex

      should have the read the article completely… :) I misunderstood the title of the article.

  • Arshdeep Singh

    Nexus 4 white is also officially launchedin India along with Hong Kong

  • kiN_stigator

    xgear sells the white faced tamperer glass for the complainers in here.. problem solved

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  • ibap

    Am I the only person around that just doesn’t give a whack whether anybody ever makes a white phone?

    • clocinnorcal

      I don’t either, but my wife does. So….. I guess I do care :(

  • donger

    Should have been all white around. It’s like half done.

  • Co1e

    I like oreos but I don’t want my phone to look like one…..

    • scubabum

      LOL! Good one!

  • lolo

    Looking at those pics of the phone makes me break in to song, like Michael Jackson’s “black/white”………”it’s black, it’s white, nah nah naaah”.

  • Sahil Jain

    nexus 5 z really gonna release and create the sensation just like nexus 4 5 will get this world’s smartest camera ever