White Nexus 4 Makes Another Cameo Appearance On The Interwebs


All I can say is…want. That’s it, I want this phone in white. Don’t get me wrong, the Nexus 4 looks great in black and most of all I just want Google and LG to manufacturer enough inventory so everyone who wants one, can get one — but I LOVE this look. After yesterdays tease, seeing the full images leaves little doubt that these images are authentic and that at least one production model exists in white.

This sharp looking color showed up on Vietnamese site Tinhte, with its shimmering back plate and white color showing off an otherwise hardware version to the black model Nexus 4. The white version does maintain a bit of black around the bezel and while I would prefer white all around, it’s a fine tradeoff.

There’s still no word on when or if LG will mass produce the white color variant and given the production trouble with the black model, there’s no telling if LG could manufacturer enough to meet demand. Still, if LG and Google decide to push this out to the masses, you’ll find me first in line waiting to buy one.

Slashgear via Tinhte

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  • Any word on if it’ll have different specs, say, AT&T LTE support?

    • yepper

      It will be just like the black one, spec for spec. If you want LTE on At&t just get the LG Optimus G.

      • I figured as much. Wish LG/Google was working on an LTE version instead of playing with colors is all I meant by that.

      • g2a5b0e

        Just get the LG Optimus G? You mean that phone still sporting Ice Cream Sandwich?

  • jarjar2007

    That sucks I just ordered the black one.

  • timmyjoe42

    Once you put a case on it, you won’t see any white. The bumper will make it look like an opened Oreo.

    • Jose Hernandez

      now that, was funny!!!!

    • fixxmyhead

      because everyone uses gimmicky cases right?

      enjoy the phone as it is. cases are stupid

      • Herb

        Wow. You’ve really opened up my eyes. Thanks for your astute insight.

        • fixxmyhead

          your welcome

        • thepanttherlady


          While cases may be stupid to you, they aren’t to others. I personally will never carry a phone without some sort of protection and 99% of the time it’s with a full body shield AND some type of case. Currently, I have a full body PhantomSkinz shield on my Note 2 and a bumper. I detest scratches, dents, dings etc. on my several hundred dollar investment.

        • fixxmyhead

          i like to own my phone , i dont let the phone own me with gimmicky accessories and having to worry about it all the time.

        • timmyjoe42

          You think it’s gimmicky to protect your investment? Lots of people spend lots of money on these devices and depend on them every day. Being careful is one thing, but accidents happen. I’d be pissed if I didn’t spend $5 on a case and because of that end up needing to buy another device.

        • fixxmyhead

          well maybe youre just a butterfinger. i have never broken any devices and maybe i like living on the edge or just dont care but thats just me. so many people are owned by their devices

        • thepanttherlady

          Well, you go on with your bad self then. Meanwhile, I’ll continue enjoying pristine devices. :)

        • timmyjoe42

          Does never broken mean that you have never dropped a device? It only takes one drop, but that’s your right and your call whether you use a case or not.

        • Why not duct tape it to your shirt? Pockets are way to gimmicky. Original gimmick if I may say so… O_o

        • Unknown

          I spent almost $800 on my Galaxy Note 2 and bought a cover with kickstand and because I love this phone. when you love something you take care

        • thepanttherlady

          Exactly our point. :)

        • tomnewtn

          So a simple slip on TPU type case is…..gimmicky? Who knew. Mine is so unobtrusive and sleek that I completely missed that it might be gimmicky. Now I’m embarrassed . I agree with panther…..protection is a good idea and there are un-gimmicky options for just about everyone.

  • EAS

    Am I the only one who thinks it looks cheap?

    • carl


    • cozzycozbourne

      pics don’t do it justice. When you see a nexus 4 and feel in in your hands in front of you. Its amaz0r

    • No not at all. Makes a Galaxy S phone look far superior and that says a lot.


    Sorry, but i think its fake

    • Are you serious? Well here is the attention you wanted.

  • qpinto

    The camera looks different. It looks good though

    • HeLLkAt31

      Good observation. The camera looks like the Optimus G.

  • GwapoAko

    ” Sorry we are out of stock of 16GB ” Black and White Color

    Google Play :)

    • TechHog

      It’s in stock now

  • derrick

    mismatched nexus is garbage, would be so much nicer with a white front bezel.

  • thatuptowncat37

    u all r geeking over this supposed color option……UNTIL ITS AVAILABLE it doesnt exsist!!!!! And for tht matter they cant produce enough of the black ones!!!!!! YYY r they taking the time to produce a white one???????? #WTF????!!!!!

  • Dion Mac

    Thats the fake metal bezel, not black. I hate the bezel, it dents to easily… My only complaint on the phone.

  • Dion Mac

    On second thought, I refreshed Nexus 4 may be exactly what google/lg needs to get people excited about the nexus again after the whole supply debacle.

  • The front still looks to be black?

  • Looks like this phone has jungle fever. Fail

  • Joaquin Melendez

    It looks like this is going to be a Google I/O exclusive

  • HeLLkAt31

    I see the trim border is black. So the front would most likely stay black while the back is the only the white part… Just not for me and I decided to just order the black one on Google Play just now. Im wondering about the shipping charge for 13.99 and specifies 2 day shipping? But also says it will ship within 1 to 2 weeks? So has anyone ordered on Google Play and received the Nexus4 in a span of 2 days or less than 1 or 2 weeks?

    • not1337

      I ordered my Nexus 4 16GB on Tuesday at 15:00 and it arrived today (Thursday) at about 11:00.

      • HeLLkAt31

        Oh, sweet. You got yours in 2 days. I just received an email today at 1:30am in the morning that it just shipped out. So I guess it should be here by Monday. Im sure Sunday will get in the way. So how is it so far?

  • Grimbeaver

    Why white Incipio case is not very white anymore, wonder how much better a white phone would do at keeping it’s color.

    • nexus1981

      Yes I know what u mean, I had a clear case an it turned a yellowish color, after a few weeks I will never buy another clear/case again…

  • Ivan X

    Honestly, do u guys even care about the Nexus 4 anymore?? I for one don’t.
    With news of the “X” phone around the corner who would still want this outdated phone.

  • tomnewtn

    I don’t like the white one but it’s great that it might come available for those who do. By the way, for those new Nexus owners, I use the i-Blason softgel flexible tpu case in frost clear (Amazon) for my Nexus4. It’s kind of a translucent barely white on the back so you can clearly read NEXUS through it, which I like. The sides are clear, and it’s flexible, but not too much. It looks great….simple sophistication. I think it’s perfect protection and makes my nexus a sure grip. Easy to slip in my pocket as it is low profile too. When I dropped it once, it protected it well. This is the type of case I always use on my smartphones. If I could have had clear, even better but they also have black and some other color. I leave the factory applied plastic on the back of the Nexus 4 too, just to add some structural support if dropped.