LG Electronics and Google on Tuesday announced the launch of Nexus 4 White, the newest edition of the popular smartphone developed in collaboration by the two companies. The new Nexus 4 white broadens choice for customers looking forward not only premium technology, but also style. In addition, the move makes Nexus 7 slightly more competitive against Samsung Galaxy S4.
“Nexus 4 set the standard for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean smartphones. Nexus 4 White delivers the same Google experience to consumers in a stylish and attractive color option,” said Dr. Jong-seok Park, president and CEO of LG Mobile Communications Company.
Google Nexus 4 features 4.7" screen with 1280*768 resolution (320ppi) with Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection. The new Nexus 4 is based on Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro (presumably APQ8064 clocked at 1.50GHz) with four Qualcomm Krait general-purpose cores with NEON SIMD accelerators, VFPv4 floating-point unit, 2MB L2 cache, Adreno 320 graphics adapter as well as dual-channel LPDDR2 memory controller. The smartphone is equipped with 2GB of RAM, 8GB or 16GB NAND flash memory, 8MP backside illuminated rear camera, 1.3MP front camera, various sensors, GPS, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 3.0, micro-USB 2.0 connector and so on. Google/LG Nexus 4 features 2100mAh battery and supports wireless charging.
Unlike the majority of its rivals, including Apple iPhone 5 and Samsung Galaxy S III, the LG/Google Nexus 4 does not feature 4G/LTE support, but relies on GSM/EDGE/GPRS/ 3G UMTS/HSPA+/DC-HSPA+ technologies. Maximum network speed the novelty can achieve is 42Mb/s, which should be enough for the vast majority of applications.
Starting in Hong Kong on May 29, Nexus 4 White will roll out globally in select markets in Asia, North America, Europe and the Middle East over the next several weeks.