Is this a white Nexus 4?

With the regular Nexus 4 finally back and plentiful in the Google Play Store we’re a little bit beyond color preferences, but if you were waiting on a white edition of this phone to come out then you might be in luck. More evidence has surfaced suggesting Google will look to introduce a white version of the elusive handset sometime soon.

A photo of the device in the wild doesn’t do much to excite us — after all, it’s just a Nexus 4 from the other side of the color spectrum — but there it is anyway. PhoneArena, the outlet responsible for the leak, says the device was shot with an LG Optimus G. That little details seems to suggest that an LG employee took the photo of the device. It’s not outside the realm of possibility, but either way this information should be treated as little more than circumstantial.

The phone was originally rumored to be coming out after Carphone Warehouse accidentally published renders of the device in white way back in November. We pondered whether or not the UK-based retailer would bring it out soon, but haven’t heard anything since then. We imagine it took so long to bring this new color option out because of LG and Google’s recent troubles in trying to fill orders, but if today’s widespread availability of the Nexus 4 is any indication then it looks like LG could finally have the time to create this alternate option.

Continue reading:

TAGS: Nexus 4

  • Nathan Bryant

    All companies need to launch all color options at once, all storage models at once, and the accessories. So unorganized. And they should of made the sparkle look have black sparkles. That would’ve been very sexy for a phone. White sparkles on a white toned back won’t really appeal to me.

  • Alex M Wekell

    It’s MUCH better in black.

    *cue the comments saying “No the white is so much better!”*

    • Jordan Caviness

      No white is much better!

  • bmg314

    So what… Show me the regular N4 still in stock two days from now… Now, THAT will impress me.! =P

    • Tomáš Petrík

      My words.

  • Caleb Loop

    Once you go black, you dont go back.

    • Sammie Bell


    • Michael Nichols

      Blacker the phone the faster the processor haha

      • Caleb Loop

        The white one works, but the black one is faster.

  • Russ

    Not sure the sparkly back is going to ‘work’ in white

    • Aaron Peromsik

      Maybe they’ll leave off the glass and make it less fragile?

      • Russ

        Considering you can see the effect in the picture, I doubt it ;)

    • Sammie Bell


      • Manbo


  • phinn

    Maybe the geniuses at Google could stop messing around with this garbage and join 2011 and making a f***ing LTE phone for Verizon and Sprint customers.

    • BoSamps

      galaxy nexus or “Motorola x”

    • Thaddeus Lee

      So they can turn around and say they can’t use of their own secure element Google has enough money to not have to sell to those butt holes

    • Jamille Browne

      You guys had your chances and messed them up no nexus love for you guys.

  • No_Nickname90

    Um…? How does the front look? I hate phones that have a white back and black front. Then cases defeat the purposes of trying to get the white one. And that color tone just always looks weird to me. I don’t think I’d be able to grow into it.

    • Chris Chavez

      LG always makes the bezels match the rest of their devices. If true, it should be white.

      • Russ

        The white Optimus G has a black front, so I assume the white Nexus 4 will do as well.

      • Tommy Thompson

        But Google doesn’t. Kinda like that screenshot from the Verge video…..mmmmhmmmmmmm

  • DavidVarghese

    It actually looks cheaper than it being in black

  • phor11

    Probably just a special run for Google I/O like the White Nexus 7’s were last year.

  • bob

    Weird… It hasn’t even been announced and already they’re having manufacturing issues.

  • ineversl33p

    This is looking pretty nice…. I might have to pick one up if it ever launches. You can never have too many phones :-)

    • Jason Farrell

      Yes you can. Think about your needlessly huge carbon footprint you selfish oaf.

      • ineversl33p

        Stop your crying hippie, I recycle. Now go back to your tofu and tree hugging and talk to someone who cares about your opinion.

        • Jason Farrell

          Whoaaaa….. you reeeeecycle. Guess that makes it OK to be a big fat ‘merikan over-consumer then

          • ineversl33p

            Please do me and everyone else a favor stfu and go troll somewhere else.

          • Jason Farrell

            Everybody else is already gone, kid. OLD ARTICLE.

            Now…… smell *this*

          • Manbo

            *puts hand up slowly from the back of the room*
            I’m still here…

        • Milind R

          Reduce. Reuse. Recycle. In that order.

          Sorry, couldn’t resist.

      • Jamille Browne

        Quit trolling guy

  • scoter man1

    Lol, no thanks. I love my black N4.

  • Evertroy

    How can they even think about making another color when they cant even make enough of the regular ones.

  • Jordan Caviness

    Still has the sparkle!

  • Ogami Itto

    This is the CDMA version for Sprint…didn’t you know? (I know, wishful thinking)

  • patty

    Isn’t the camera on the nexus 4 below the flash? Not above it like in the picture?

    • Daniel Tiberius

      I just checked mine and it’s just like the one in the picture.

  • galaxydude

    I will be getting the white one soon

  • Crimsonshadow774

    White phones are sexy.

  • disqusroadpizza

    All this worry about color makes me wonder if y’all need to go back to the rotten fruit for it’s ‘style’ . . .

    • Manbo

      Ummm… phone color choices have been around since… well, pretty much once telephones became a household standard.

      So how’s about you pull that pickle out and relax?

  • Mitchel White

    it has a black front so I dont think it looks good. Needs a white front to go with it

  • Johnnywu005

    i saw some LG execs at CES have this… as well as a White Optimus G