White Nexus 4 spotted again; is it coming at Google I/O 2013?

by: Chris SmithMay 13, 2013

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New images showing a white Nexus 4 version have hit the web with two days to go until this year’s Google I/O edition kicks off, prompting speculation that the product could be unveiled during the show.

Google+ user Ervin Sue who got the device from a “local buy and sell Web site” has posted the images of this white Nexus 4 online without revealing any other details about the device.

As CNET Asia points out, this isn’t the first time the white Nexus 4 model is mentioned, but this is the first time “we’ve heard of the handset being sold.”

However, there’s no indication that a white Nexus 4 will be unveiled at Google I/O 2013. Assuming that Google would indeed make such a product available, we’re going to ask the obvious question (at least to anyone following mobile-related news): is there any chance this is the Nexus 4 LTE model?


In case you’re not aware of it, some reports say that Google would not announce a Nexus 5 handset at Google I/O 2013. Instead, it would only unveil a slightly upgraded Nexus 4 version, which would offer users official LTE support and 32GB of storage.

From a different point of view, we’ll remind you that Google I/O attendees usually get free hardware. So could this white Nexus 4 version be some sort of special edition for devs attending the show? After all, Google gave attendees white Nexus 7 tablet versions last year.

We’ll be reporting live from Google I/O in a few days, at which point we’ll be able to tell you more details about future Nexus products.

  • rodpe

    Better battery too, i think.

  • “In case you’re not aware of it, some reports say that Google would not announce a Nexus 5 handset at Google I/O 2013.”

    Chris Smith, may I get the source of these reports please?

    • MasterMuffin

      Source: commonsense.com Google has unveiled its Nexus devices on fall, so why would they change it and make a new Nexus only ~half year after Nexus 4?

      • Google has unveiled its Nexus tablet on spring 2012, so why did they unveil a new Nexus tablet on fall 2012? commonsense.com

        • MasterMuffin

          My memory isnn’t good, what tablets? :)

        • Bjajjull

          It’s a huge difference in usage and purpose between 7″ tablets and 10″ tablet.

          • Like the Galaxy SIII and Galaxy Note 2 ???

          • Bjajjull

            No, like the Nexus 7 and Nexus 10.

  • meme

    That sucks, I’m sick of my Samsung phone!

  • dimnex

    compare the camera in the 2 photos showing the back of the phone. Something fishy going on…

    • Marcel Younes

      totally agree, the camera looks different in each pic.

  • Ian Ranson

    Earlier it was reported that the Carphone Warehouse (UK) was no longer selling the Nexus 4, now the page is back online (http://www.carphonewarehouse.com/buy/LG_NEXUS_4) with an option to “Choose your colour” – it currently only offers Black though…

  • nishantsirohi123

    with 32 gb
    thats the only device i ever want …. ever