White Nexus 4 spotted at Qualcomm’s “The Mobile Show” booth [gallery]

by: Chris SmithMay 14, 2013


The unofficial white Nexus 4 was seen and photographed in the wild in a more official capacity shortly after a previous set of images of the device hit the web.

While yesterday’s photos came from a person that managed to buy it from some website, today’s pictures – better quality ones that is (check the gallery below) – come from a Dubai-based mobile show where the white Nexus 4 has been apparently spotted at Qualcomm’s booth.

The mobile show in question can only be The Mobile Show that takes place in Dubai during May 14-15, 2013, and where Qualcomm is actually one of the sponsors. Before you ask, “The Mobile Show” is actually the show’s name.

User Ahmed Haji had this to say about the handset on The Verge’s forum:

Hello .. I’m in dubai for a mobile show and I saw a white Nexus 4 on Quallcomm [sic] booth, and it looks amazing .. The white area around the back glass have some metallic touch and looks great .. Here’s some pictures I took for the device .. These photos taken by my smartphone, I can drop by a DSLR and take better photos tomorrow ..

The white Nexus 4 appeared in various rumors before, and it looks like the product is getting more and more real.

Obviously, we don’t have an official announcement from Google at this time – not that we expect one with a day to go until Google I/O 2013 kicks off – but we’re certainly waiting for some clarification on this particular Nexus 4 version.

Yesterday, we speculated that we may be looking at a special edition white Nexus 4 that could be offered by Google to I/O attendees. But we also wondered whether the white Nexus 4 may have some special powers including LTE support and 32GB of storage – a rumor floating around does say that a slightly refreshed Nexus 4 would be unveiled at this year’s I/O edition.

Add to that the fact that the white Nexus 4 has now been seen at a Qualcomm booth – and you must know Qualcomm knows a thing or two about LTE – and that rumor seems to be making more and more sense. However, Haji did not mention any details about the internal components of this white Nexus 4.

We’ll be back with more details about this white Nexus 4 model once we have them. In the mean time, make sure you follow Android Authority which will be reporting live from Google I/O 2013 in the following days!


[Update] Upon closer inspection, we noticed that the FCC ID for this white Nexus 4 model is ZNFE960, which happens to be the ID of the current Nexus 4 model (see image above).

  • Cláudio Brito

    White nexus with a black front. Wtf? Doesn’t make sense…

    • Ivan Myring

      That’s what i was thinking

      • Yamani Mondt

        Same with htc one x and galaxy nexus ….

    • Apple_Nexus

      Apple did the same with the iPhone 3GS and I think it looked stupid. Keep it all white or all black!

  • Wouldn’t their be an FCC report if it was coming at google i/o?

    • Not for changing colors.

    • Ivan Myring

      No because it may just be a white version of the same phone. Like they gave out white GNexes and white nexus 7 at io last year, this may be what they give this year

  • MasterMuffin

    Short quote from Verge, has (if I’m correct) SIX grammar errors/typos. My English isn’t perfect either, but that’s a lot!

    • Souske

      The quote is from someone on the verge forums. And he clearly isn’t a native english speaker.

      • MasterMuffin

        Oh I missed the forum part. My bad :)

  • Bone

    How about some FHD Nexus 7 photos ahead of tomorrow’s announcement? (fingers crossed)

  • Arsenal™

    nope the black front spoiled it

  • lollicup04

    These are custom built.

  • districtjack

    Seems to me that it’s just the current LG Nexus model with a white back/battery cover. LG is now in the aftermarket battery cover business or its for countries where white is the “in” color.

  • Qbancelli

    Wow! It looks hot.
    Never thought I’d like it.

  • TecvhView.me Team

    Hey Chris

    You’ve taken that video from our site and YouTube page, stripped it out of the watermarks and put it on your website – all without a single credit. This is at best crappy and at work unethical on your part.

  • tademao