LG released an official announcement today confirming that the rumoured white Nexus 4 will be made available for purchase from tomorrow.
The phone will be made available for purchase in Hong Kong first, and will then be rolled out globally to select markets in Europe, Asia, Middle-East and North America, although no prices have been announced. However, as of yesterday the White Nexus 4 has been available to purchase in India with a retail price of INR 25990 (£308.94/US$465.40) and are available at Saholic.com and Flipkart.
The hardware specs for the white Nexus 4 remain the same as that of the original black Nexus 4 with a 1280 x 768-pixel 4.7-inch IPS display, quadcore Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2 GB RAM, 8 MP camera as well as the latest stock OS from Android.
Front view of LG Nexus 4 – White Version
Rear view of LG Nexus 4 – White Version
The other interesting point to note, is that Kim Wong, Head of LG Europe has stated that the electronics giant will not be making the Nexus 5. The comment came after Danijel Dercksen from AllAboutPhones, who is currently on a trip in South Korea, was discussing the latest Google Edition Samsung S4. However, when he steered the discussion to LG’s involvement with the nexus 5, Mr Wong stated:
“There are currently no plans for a Nexus 5 made by us. We don’t need that kind of marketing exposure any more. The Nexus 4 was a great success, even with the supply issues and we have a great relationship with Google. But we won’t make the Nexus 5.”
Depending on what camp you are in, that news may be good or bad, but I personally love my Nexus 4 and it hands down the best mobile I have ever owned. LG did a fantastic job with the build quality, and it would be a shame if they weren’t to be involved with the next generation of the device.
[Update] The Verge are reporting that after speaking to a senior LG spokes person regarding the remarks made by Kim Wong, his statement may have been taken out of context, and LG would still be very happy to work with Google again in the future should the chance arise. They are, however, not currently working on the Nexus 5.