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White Nexus 4 model launched by LG

LG is launching a new version of its Nexus 4 smartphone — now in white.

The new edition comes with the same 4.7in, 1,280 x 768 320 ppi display, Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, and 2GB of RAM as the original, which sported a black casing.

"Nexus 4 set the standard for Android 4.2 Jelly Bean smartphones," Dr. Jong-Seok Park, LG Mobile Communications' CEO, said in a statement. "Nexus 4 White delivers the same Google experience to customers in a stylish and attractive colour option."

The smartphone will be available initially in Hong Kong starting Wednesday, before rolling out globally in Asia, North America, Europe, and the Middle East over the next several weeks, LG said. Pricing options have not yet been revealed.

But is this the end of Nexus smartphones from LG? According to a report from Dutch news site AllAboutPhones, LG will not develop a Nexus 5.

"The Nexus 4 was a great success despite the production problems for us and Google," Won Kim, vice president of LG Mobile Europe, told AllAboutPhones. "However we do not need such a marketing success again."

LG told Information Week that Kim's comments were misinterpreted.

"What Mr. Won Kim said, is that we are not currently working on a Nexus 5, which is true," LG told the site. "But that doesn't mean that we would turn down the opportunity."

Kim, meanwhile, also told AllAboutPhones that LG has no plans for a Nexus 4 running a stock version of Android. Although Google recently announced a version of the Samsung Galaxy S4 running stock Android, Kim said there is no added value for LG to build devices "without our own skins."