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The photo above could well be our first look at the LG Nexus 4 in white. The shot was sent in to PhoneArena by an anonymous tipster, and seems to show the current Nexus phone with a white exterior and silver-trimmed LED flash. As with any image of unknown origin, there's no way to guarantee its veracity, but we have to say it looks real enough to us.

The full 13MP original can be inspected over at the source link, and we've got an expanded view of the lens and flash after the break. If nothing else, the difficulty involved in fabricating an image of this size is a point in its favor.

We've also heard whispers ourselves of a white Nexus 4 being in the works in the weeks since the original black model launched. And remember that LG already offers a white version of the Optimus G, the phone upon which the N4 is based. The previous two Nexus phones have been available in white too, albeit in limited quantities.

Anyone in the market for a white Nexus 4? Shout out in the comments!

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Very nice in White....but I am sure it will be even harder to keep the white ones in stock, let alone the original nexus 4.

moises1204 says:

i am sure lg is already working on the first batch of 50 to be ship some time soon.

LOLOL first 50!!!

dopestar says:

++ LOL it would be nice if the white edition was 32 Gigs and battery cell of 3000

Bayuyus says:

To be honest i don't see the point on having so much memory on a phone. I know sounds cool, but to carry so much in a mobile phone? maybe is just me which I am used to loose all my data, so I prefer to keep a copy in my computer of all my photos))

mwara244 says:

LG had already made a small batch of the White Nexus 4, they are for employees, not sure if it is Google employees or LG employees or both. But the white ones were employee models only

heat3610 says:

looks very sexy indeed :D

briankurtz79 says:

They only show the back which leaves me to think the front is still black. If the front is black its not a white phone. Samsung and Apple seem to be the only companies that can do colors the right way.

tlo07 says:

I agree with you 100%.

RustyU says:

What, like their white Nexus S and white Galaxy Nexus which had, erm, black fronts.

moises1204 says:

you just answered your own question! do you see the pattern there? nexus s, galaxy nexus!! both Google phones, Samsung galaxy's all white when supposed to be white.

Well the white Optimus G has a a black front. So you are probably right.


Jaye36 says:

Suddenly aroused!

RustyU says:

I'm not sure the sparkly back will work so will in white.

Got a point there. That will indeed be a dealbreaker for me.

emmib says:

It's there alright, look at the bottom of the picture up top, you can just about make out some sparkly dots ;)

RustyU says:

Yeah they're there alright, but I can't see it 'working' as well as the black.

still1 says:

if you have chance to look at white optimus G. that's how it will look.
its still sparkly

moises1204 says:

yea! ridiculous, black front white back.

emmib says:

You're right, I misread the original comment

DWR_31 says:

The infamous white unicorn!!!!!

Bring it!!

luciofm says:

If they keep the same production numbers as the original Nexus 4, they will have to launch a lot more colors...

luciofm says:

If they keep the same production numbers as the original Nexus 4, they will have to launch a lot more colors...

jonmall says:

I'm in the market for a Nexus 4. If white is the only one in stock in play store... I guess I'll have no option hehe ;)

I'd be in the market for any Nexus 4 at all, regardless of color

Donmeister85 says:

How about tie dye? :D

autoprime#AC says:

Please be the CDMA variant :D

Kozmo says:

What the hell? And I just bought two black ones.

metaldood says:

Then you can certainly afford one more!


Autozone. White Spray paint. DO IT NOW!!!

randall2580 says:

Google - make this and take my money

I could handle the sparkles on the black, but sparkles and white. This is just screaming chick phone.

DaVince says:

Dang. You're right. I didn't realize that.
Chick phones are usually white and they put pink accessories on it. If it's got bling on stock, then that will be a real best seller for the girls.

luckbuckets says:

i think maybe they are manufacturing these for Google I/O? otherwise, we have two different colored Nexus 4's to be sold out. Whats rarer than a Nexus 4? a White Nexus 4

phor11 says:

You're probably right about it being for G-I/O.

frettfreak says:

Wow. Let's not try to keep up demand with the one we already put out. Let's make a whole new version to piss people off and make the buy a different phone.

Looks good though.

movielover76 says:

If someone really cares about the color of their phone that they have to rebuy the same phone in a different color, first stop complaining your obviously loaded, and secondly your obviously extremely privileged if your big problem in life is needing to rebuy a phone because you like the new color more.

Absolutely no one, HAS to buy the same phone because it came out in a different color.

In any case, stop complaining, new options are good and manufacturers releasing new color for phones isn't new, a lot of manufacturers do this.


Nailed it! +9000!

Icarus4219 says:

"It's super lame when they pull staff out of the manufacturing and logistics departments to go work in design and engineering."

-- said no one ever

tonybyatt says:

Nice...Just bought a black one myself and I'm sure I'll be satisfied. Of the four, now five smartphones I've owned, one has been white (S3) and the others were black...

Fatasaurus says:

Panda/BlackManX has one. He was talking about in the Droid-Life IRC a couple weeks ago. He said it was the Google/LG employee edition. I would love for this to get released to the public.

ctk4949 says:

Yes please make it 32GB and put it on Verizon with LTE and ill buy 2!!

Darth Spock says:

2nd 32gb vzw late white n4

tuxpower says:

+1 on 32GB model. This plus the fact I've still got one year left on Sprint is keeping me from jumping onto the Nexus 4 and heading to T-Mobile.

bangishotyou says:

I'm also on the one year left with Sprint, but I just cancelled my contract. The ETF fee was less than what I'd pay in 4 months if I stuck around. Was a no brainer for me. Made the jump to T-Mobile. Even on contract I'm paying less than half what I was with Sprint (and unlimited everything still). That + Nexus 4. Glad I made the jump and I'm loving my N4 so far. (Month and a half with it so far.)

vansmack says:

I had 8 months on my contract when I cancelled Sprint back in November. I too will have paid the ETF off by the time my contract had run out. And by the end of the year I'll have paid off the Nexus 4 as well with the savings. Just in time to buy the next Nexus!

curley says:


Fatasaurus says:

So you can complain that Verizon doesn't update it fast enough?! Google will pass lol

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hmmm says:

Can't keep black model in stock so they release a white model? Whoever is making these decisions at Google needs to be fired. They should not be releasing this. It will only interrupt production more.

chgoflip10 says:

Is the bezel on the front of the phone white also? Just curious...

RustyU says:

Unlikely to be.

Jolteon206 says:

I would love a white one, but considering how hard it is to just get a black one... I'm not taking any chances. I'm eagerly waiting for 1st of Feb to pick one up from the retailer in Australia... that's if the Play Store doesn't re-stock first. Which, by the way, has changed from "out of stock" to "temporarily out of stock."

fuzzylumpkin says:

looks pretty cool, prefer my black one though i to be honest.

youareme7 says:

If this thing comes out next month with 32gb i'm going to start flippin tables.

phor11 says:

It's probably just a special run for Google I/O giveaways like the White Nexus 7's were last year.

GrillMouster says:

White phones have never appealed to me. This one however...

joshua.worth says:

I want it now!

joshua.worth says:

I want it now!

Here's a close-up of the back of the white Optimus G, if anyone's curious. ... (Click for full-size)


dannyc123 says:

if i magically grows a CDMA Radio HECK YES

mukarram1 says:

Damn, and I literally just bought the black one. Why couldn't this news come out yesterday?

RaiderWill says:

Once You Go Black......

jjrdias says:

Will it also be unavailable to buy anywhere, like the black counterpart?
Great handle on priorities, LG...

Morjesta says:

I got the news first from my girlfriend, than anywhere else.. LOL

Now she wont stop asking me to get for her.

DaVince says:

Can't blame her. It's white and with blings on the entire back.

cliffy223 says:

Just make one for Verizon/Sprint and this could be one of the top sellers in phones.

TLB69 says:

You look good in white.Did I mention,I like white people?Well I!!!!!

Jotokun says:

That looks awesome... I always liked the look of white phones, but I'm not sure I could get one since you'd have to clean it more often than a black one, dirt and whatnot would show easier. On the other hand, fingerprints...

I might do this when I get a N4.