LG Finally Makes The White Nexus 4 Official, Confirms It Won’t Make Nexus 5


LG has finally made the white Nexus 4 official, almost three months after it was first spotted out in the wild. The device has exactly the same specifications as the original model — there is no storage bump as previously rumored — but its back and sides have been given a new lick of paint.

As a reminder, those specifications include a 4.7-inch 720p, a quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, and an 8-megapixel rear-facing camera with an LED flash. There’s also a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera for video calling, and 8GB and 16GB storage options.

The white Nexus 4 will launch in Asia, Europe, North America, and the Middle East over the “next few weeks,” according to LG’s announcement. The company hasn’t confirmed pricing yet, but we expect it to cost the same as the black model.

LG also made another announcement this morning; the company confirmed it would not be building Google’s next-generation Nexus 5 — despite recent rumors claiming it was already under development:

“There are currently no plans for a Nexus 5 made by us,” it said. “We don’t need that kind of marketing exposure anymore. The Nexus 4 was a great succes, even with the supply issues and we have a great relationship with Google. But we won’t make the Nexus 5.”

LG hasn’t ruled out working with Google in the future, then, but it certainly won’t be making the company’s next smartphone. It’s unclear who that task will fall to now, but Google and Samsung have worked well together in the past.