By Alexandra Burlacu | May 28, 2013 12:45 PM EDT
Google Nexus 4 White hits Hong Kong on May 29, with a global rollout across Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East scheduled over "the next several weeks."
After lots of rumors, speculation and leaks regarding the white version of the LG-made Google Nexus 4 smartphone, LG has finally made it official. The Nexus 4 White is as real as they get and will soon become available globally.
The Nexus 4 White is the newest iteration of the wildly popular smartphone LG developed in collaboration with Google.
"Nexus 4 White features the same stellar AndroidTM experience as the original Nexus 4, combining LG's sophisticated design and popular Google Services such as Google Now and Photosphere for an outstanding overall user experience," touts the press release.
"Nexus 4 set the standard for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean smartphones," says 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 new Nexus 4 White is essentially the same device as the original black version, except for the new color finish. This means that everything remains the same in terms of hardware, software and design. Users will find the same 4.7-inch HD display with a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor under the hood, rocking the latest Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.
While LG made no mention of pricing, the fact that all of the internals remained the same as the original Nexus 4 version means the new white version should sport the same attractive price tag that made the smartphone so popular.
The original LG-made Google Nexus 4 proved incredibly popular due to the specs and features it packed for a very attractive price tag. It was so popular, in fact, that it had a really hard time staying in stock. Google and LG apparently underestimated the huge hype and demand this smartphone would draw and the Nexus 4 was frequently out of stock. With a white version now ready to complement the stock and offering, more interested buyers will likely be able to get their hands on a brand new Google Nexus 4 smartphone.
Meanwhile, it seems that LG will not be making the next-generation Google Nexus smartphone. Despite the high praise LG got for the Nexus 4, the company's European VP Kim Wong told AllAboutPhones that he doesn't think LG will build the next iteration in the Nexus range. Wong said the company no longer needs "such a marketing success again," and instead wants to bring its own experience to users. He added that the company is still on good terms with Google, but it will not be joining the stock Android scene again anytime soon.
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