Google announced the Nexus 4 at the end of October last year, after being forced to cancel its high-profile launch event due to Hurricane Sandy. The Nexus 4 stood out due to its low price and impressive specification, and unsurprisingly it proved very popular when it went on sale in November.
It was popular enough to cause long-term problems for LG and Google, as neither could keep up with demand, leading to extended waiting periods for those wanting to order a phone. Even now, the phone can sometimes sell out on Google Play after six months on sale.
Now, LG is about to offer a new version of the Nexus 4 and fans will undoubtably be hoping it either won’t prove as popular, or that LG has sufficient stock numbers to fulfil all the orders, this time around. However, we shouldn’t get too excited, as the only difference between this and the old model is its colour. That’s right, the rumoured white Nexus 4 is now official.
The specification remains the same, so you’ll get a 4.7-inch, HD IPS touchscreen, a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon processor and an 8 megapixel camera. But what most of us love about the Nexus 4 is the untouched version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean which is installed, and the likelihood future versions of Android will come to the phone before any others.
LG hasn’t confirmed the price, but it would be very cheeky to charge any more for this one than the £240 black version. It’s set for release in Hong Kong first, where it’ll go on sale on 29 May, after which Europe, America, the Middle East and Asia will follow, however LG hasn’t committed to a date, saying it’ll be over the coming weeks.