LG confirmed today that it will be launching a white version of its popular Nexus 4 smartphone on May 29, starting with Hong Kong before a wider roll-out in Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East over the coming weeks.
The refreshed Nexus 4 will be equipped with exactly the same hardware as its predecessor, including a 4.7-inch display with a 768×1280 resolution (318 ppi). It’s also powered by a 1.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm APQ8064 Snapdragon processor, as well as 2GB of RAM and either 8GB or 16GB of internal storage.
There’s also an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera capable of shooting 1080p video at 30 frames per second, as well as a weaker 1.3-megapixel counterpart on the front. It’s also powered by the same non-removable 2100 mAh battery and doesn’t support LTE connectivity.
Perhaps most importantly, the white Nexus 4 runs stock Android out of the box, without any form of pre-installed skin, themes or apps (i.e. bloatware) from LG.
“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.”
The Nexus 4 is still an incredibly affordable device, but it faces some stiff competition from the Samsung Galaxy S4 and HTC One. Both have received considerable spec bumps over their predecessors, but will set consumers back a fair old amount for a SIM-free version.
Google also unveiled a new ‘Google Edition’ of the Samsung Galaxy S4 at its annual I/O developer conference. The new variant also runs stock Android out of the box, making it a compelling choice for developers and those looking for a so-called ‘pure’ Android experience on their smartphone.