We've been seeing images of a white version of the Nexus 4 for several months now (including some recently-leaked press shots), but LG just officially took the wraps off of it. This new N4 is virtually identical to the current edition in hardware specifications, as it features a 4.7-inch 1280x768 display, 1.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB RAM, and of course Android 4.2; so no surprises there.
Oddly enough, the handset will start its journey in Hong Kong on May 29th, and will "roll out globally in select markets in Asia, North America, Europe, and the Middle East over the next several weeks." That's a step away from the norm, where Google usually releases new Nexus devices in the US Play Store first.
If you've decided to hold out for the Nexus 5, however, a bit of info surfaced about that as well. LG Mobile president Won Kim recently made a statement that the company is not working on the Nexus 5, despite the piles of rumors that it is. He went on to say that the "Nexus 4 was a great success despite the production problems for us and Google. However we do not need such a marketing success again" a statement which basically makes no sense in this world, because what company doesn't want to repeat a marketing success? It was later clarified that the company wouldn't "turn down" the opportunity to work with Google on another Nexus device, but it also takes a lot of pride in its own custom skin and the value it adds to handsets.
What a weird morning it has been already.
(서울--Korea Newswire) May 28, 2013 -- LG Electronics (LG) today announced the launch of Nexus 4 White, the newest edition of the popular smartphone developed in collaboration with Google. Nexus 4 White features the same stellar Android™ experience as the original Nexus 4, combining LG’s sophisticated hardware design and popular Google Services such as Google Now and Photosphere for an outstanding overall user experience.
“Nexus 4 set the standard for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean smartphones,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company. “Nexus 4 White delivers the same Google experience to consumers in a stylish and attractive color option.”
Nexus 4 White comes with the superb 4.7-inch 1280-by-768 True HD IPS Plus display (320ppi) supported by Zerogap Touch technology. At its heart is the high performing Qualcomm Snapdragon™ S4 Pro processor and 2GB of RAM.
Starting in Hong Kong on May 29, Nexus 4 White will roll out globally in select markets in Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East over the next several weeks.
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