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More hands-on photos of white Nexus 4 emerge

The above picture is the white Nexus 4. Confused? Turns out that only the back of the device will feature a white deco, as revealed in an extensive hands-on photo shoot that should quash any doubts about the pending release of the new color scheme.

A single photo of a white Nexus 4 surface online yesterday to much speculation. Some decried the image as a hoax while others remained hopeful that we could see the new version of the device soon. The latter option seems more likely, especially since it seems Google has finally caught up on the backlog of orders for the standard black version of the phone.

The new images reveal a smartphone that features a two-tone paint job. The front appears unchanged from the black model, while the back half gets a whitewashing while retaining the textured pattern featured on the back panel.

Release details don’t accompany the images, but we would be willing to be Google Play will be the place to grab it (unless it launches as an exclusive with a particular retailer or carrier). Specs, and therefor pricing, should likely remain the same. More images at the source link below.

[Tinh.te via UnwiredView]

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  • camelsnot

    N4 = last year.

    • AndroidiMac

      N4= Ahead of it’s time.

      • jbo1018

        Yeah because LTE is soo last year.

        • AndroidiMac

          Actually it’s soooo 2010. But that’s not a bad thing. The Nexus 4 has LTE band 4 which works in Canada and will work on T-Mobile’s US network once the LTE network is up and running. Regardless, even on it’s current speeds of HSPA+42, it is still 4g and can equal LTE depending on where you are- but without the battery drain. Oh, and you can talk and surf at the same time. It’s funny to me that to make people feel better about their phone’s slower dual-core processor, weaker GPU, smaller RAM, pentile screen, carrier and OEM bloatware, outdated Android OS, bootlocked phone, people scream “LTE!!! ” as if all the rest goes away.

          Whatever makes you feel better I guess.

          • Manbo

            Angry much? But I agree whole-heartedly. The difference between the 2 at this point is marginal for day to day usage. Right now, it ends up being useful for a d**k waving contest. “My phone just did 27mbps on speedtest. That beat your measly 14mbps using HSPA+42!”

            I had to wait a whole 2 seconds longer for a regular website to load on my GNEX vs my S3… oooOOOOOooooo woe is me!

    • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

      You = Correct

      It did come out last year, but it’s still the shiznit.

  • supremekizzle

    Gosh damn it! I was ready to order from the Play Store this morning. Watch them release a 32GB next…

    • Mitchel White

      that would piss me off

      • AndroidiMac

        Why? Just sell yours and get the new one. You’ll make a profit.

        • http://www.facebook.com/lucyparanormal Daniel Tiberius

          Not with the low retail price of the Nexus 4 we won’t.

          • Lactose_the_Intolerant

            Presuming, of courser, one can find a retail Nexus 4…

      • George Kougianos

        Agreed…although I got a Nexus 4 during the second round clusterfuck of availability in November, I would want a white one just because it looks so damn cool!

  • Mean Gene

    please let it be a 32gb

  • Caleb Loop

    I really hope I’m able to pick up the rear chassis on eBay once its out.

  • DYNK

    I call fake. At least the side buttons should be white this looks awful.
    And look at the lens slot.
    Custom paint job

  • Jonathan DeJesus

    February is already among us in 2013. Why waste money on a shitty Nexus 4 when there are so many better choices out there. LG SUCKS BUTTHOLE, at this time of the year people might as well wait for the nexus 5. I hope it is NOT made by LG.

    • AndroidiMac

      The only people who complain about the NEXUS 4 are people who don’t own one. Those who do will be enjoying “Licorice” while you’re still waiting for second serving of “Jellybean.” Don’t forget, you are what you eat.

    • OptimusL

      Please tell me which one of these “many better choices” provide Android 4.2 out of the box. I’m waiting.

    • supremekizzle

      How many other pentaband phones do you know of with a starting price of $299, prompt updates, stock android, dead sexy design, and the ability to acquire service for $30 a month? I’m all ears…

    • BoSamps

      stop calling it a nexus 5! that isn’t how Google works. was the last one nexus 3?

      • Manbo

        Until we have a name or manufacturer, it’s easier to distinguish the device as nexus 5 rather than “the 5th generation Nexus PDA phone.”

        So how about you take a Xanax and relax.

  • shmigga

    I don’t understand what the big deal is about white phones. They are the same as the black version but uglier. Good for women though!

    • Manbo

      When I wear my white suit and drive my white out BMW, I can’t be rockin’ a black phone?
      S**t son… where’s your head at?

      • shmigga

        lol!

      • james ortiz

        lmaoooo!

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamille-Browne/1184321457 Jamille Browne

        WORD! to your mother!

    • dre2phresh

      now that’s how you roll, lol

  • supremekizzle

    Looks like tiramisu will be the “T” desert.

  • Marc Selwan

    I smell a Google IO prize for a Google IO prize pack :)

    • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

      Rob will give away mine again -_-

      • Raveesh Bhalla

        Quit once you get your media pass, join back later

      • Marc Selwan

        Haha I’m looking at your Nexus 7 as we speak – Sorry for taking your Google IO one but hey – it’s living a good life :)

  • NardVa

    Looks sexy. I wish they would release both colors at the same time.

  • NardVa

    I have the Nexus 4, but I would buy the white version if its 32GB.

  • Chris

    White is exclusive to Verizon?

    Lol but seriously, I feel they should make the front white too. It would look great. I really like how that crystallized back looks in white.

  • Jordan Caviness

    Yip yip i want!

  • james ortiz

    omg I didn’t that phone could get any better looking but this is awesome

  • Treyhunnid

    please drop a 32gb LTE version on sprint…just like last year…

  • http://twitter.com/gamercore Chris Chavez

    I know it’s not popular opinion but… I actually like a black front and white backing. Reminds me of my white Galaxy Nexus :)

    Although having a white bezel on the front would make the washed out black levels on the Nexus 4 less noticeable.

  • Kyle Cordiano

    The front bezel area is not white though.. Kinda disappointed.

  • fernando

    ur an idiom it key lime pie

  • moises1204

    I would call this THE NEXUS 4 WITH A WHITE BACK!! why are people calling this the white nexus 4?

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Jamille-Browne/1184321457 Jamille Browne

      Because the backs aren’t interchangeable…

  • 123yik

    is that a key lime pie in the background???

  • tomn1ce

    Why can’t OEMs release the different color variation of a device at the same time…?

  • scoter man1

    The front should be white too.

  • Ryan O’Neill

    For anyone who’s used a phone with soft navigation buttons, you’ll understand why it might be nice having a black front face.