Is this the white Nexus 4?

Back in November, we had heard a rumor that there was a white Nexus 4 in the works, and that it was planned for release in December (possibly bundled with the Nexus 7), but that never happened. We never saw any pictures of the rumored smartphone, but an anonymous source just sent us what could be the fabled white Nexus 4.

According to the EXIF data on the image, the picture was taken with an LG Optimus G last week. This may mean the image is coming from someone within LG, or it may not mean anything. It certainly looks like a white Nexus 4, and you can even see the reflective pattern on the bottom right that was a distinctive feature of the black Nexus 4. 

We ran the image through FotoForensics, and it doesn't seem to be photoshopped, so it could be the real thing. Of course, this would only confirm the existence of the white Nexus 4. We still would have no idea when the device is planned for release.

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Nexus 4
  • Display 4.7" 768 x 1280 pixels
  • Camera 8 MP / 1.3 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, Quad-core, 1500 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB
  • Battery 2100 mAh(15.3h talk time)

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38 Comments

1. SonyFan

Posts: 22; Member since: Jan 22, 2013

Looks nice...but Xperia Z white looks/is better...just my opinion

32. loyals

Posts: 129; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

no point ....will b out of stock from d very first day it gets released at playstore ...not worth buying it with contract too !!

6. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

The only thing we can say for certain from this article is that this story, combined with the fact that this is apparently both "EXCLUSIVE" and "FEATURED" points to this: January 29, 2013 is a very slow news day. I'll put this hypothesis through a few more super extensive tests, but I don't expect the outcome to change. Of course, I can only confirm these results through 12:54 PM CST. I still have no idea when the news should pick up again (probably around RIM's keynote tomorrow.)

10. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

29th isnt a slow day.. NEXUS 4 IS BACK IN STOCK TODAY!!! Did u hear, NEXUS 4???

13. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Oh, you're right! Any day with a "Nexus 4 back in stock!" article (i.e. every day for the last 2 months) can hardly be classified as slow! Who wouldn't want to know when a phone launched last year with last-year's specs is in stock?

16. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

which phone launched in this year has specs which beat N4??

17. brar.arsh

Posts: 202; Member since: Sep 12, 2012

EDIT: @ THAT PRICE!!!

24. krysis

Posts: 76; Member since: Dec 14, 2009

Droid DNA is probably the closest you'll get, 200 subsidized through verizon (cheaper elsewhere[wirefly, amazon, etc.]. But then again, it IS sense...

29. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

Or you can pay $100 more and not have a contact at all...

7. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

Michael H is going to be dusting for prints as he finds out if IS THIS REALLY A WHITE NEXUS 4 or another mystery NEXUS device that looks exactly like a Nexus 4 but...isn't

11. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

Given that we've never seen the white Nexus 4, and there's no way to confirm the picture as real, it seems reasonable to question.

14. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

It is reasonable, and I know this is your job and all, and I appreciate the attention to detail this site brings, but... "featured"? Really?

19. MichaelHeller

Posts: 2734; Member since: May 26, 2011

It's a featured story mostly because we were the first to publish the story and the picture. Check around the web, the story has already been picked up by a number of other sites, but you saw it here first.

15. TerryCrowley

Posts: 194; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

What does the evidence say, Horatio?

8. Supaheight

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

the xperia z is going to kill lots of his rivals

21. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

So? I dont see the point when this phone will still be half price.

23. totally_rad

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

If you lived in one of many countries not supported by the play store you would...

28. cripton805

Posts: 1485; Member since: Mar 18, 2012

What does the play store have to do with anything?

36. totally_rad

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

cause out of the playstore the phone costs the same as a gs3.... and with 16gb of internal and no sd I don't know any1 who would buy it....

27. BackHandLegend

Posts: 80; Member since: Dec 15, 2012

I don't know. Where I live I've NEVER seen anyone with a sony phone. They don't market as well as Samsung and Apple, and to be honest before joining this site... I thought sony "xperia" phones were those PSP phones. Sony really has to pump some money in their marketing branch.

9. Supaheight

Posts: 66; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

the xperia z is going to kill lots of his rivals

12. kozza3

Posts: 778; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

looks good to me, if they release this soon enough i will be buying

18. PhoneAddiction

Posts: 79; Member since: Nov 07, 2012

What about the front? Lol

20. WirelessCon

Posts: 311; Member since: May 11, 2010

Darn, I literally just bought a black 16gb Nexus-4. I hope it's a good phone, I don't have lots of extra cash right now.

22. totally_rad

Posts: 13; Member since: Jan 29, 2013

"Is this the white Nexus 4?" no this is a green iphone

31. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

LG should worry about having the Nexus 4 black in stock before making it white..

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34. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

thanks..lol love the song by Eminem

35. nvrhde

Posts: 77; Member since: Nov 10, 2012

Xperia z all the way. I have a xperia X10 , still good as diamond.

37. cornerofthemoon

Posts: 620; Member since: Apr 20, 2010

They forgot to make the front white. I hate it when that happens.

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