In the market for a 'pure' Android smartphone but not too fond of the standard Nexus 4? LG has some good news for you as the company has just announced that it is launching a white version of the popular handset. 

LG will initially be shipping the devices in Hong Kong on May 29. After a first batch of shipments, the company will then release the white Nexus 4 in select markets including in North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East over the following weeks. Select is the key word there, as it won't be available to all buyers looking for one.

Other than the color change, the specs remain the same. It still comes equipped with a 4.7-inch screen, 2 gigabytes of RAM, and all the same goodies as the dark version of the device. Unfortunately, this means it is also lacking LTE, so those hoping to use the faster network will have to look elsewhere.

LG's European head Kim Wong was adamant that, while the company has a good relationship with Google, it will not make the Nexus 5. Wong cited the company not needing that kind of marketing exposure anymore as the main reason it is passing on making the next Nexus device.

The Nexus 4 definitely looks slick in white, even if the light color does not carry over to the front of the device. Still, it makes for an attractive contrast between the light and dark. We expect this phone to become something of a collectors item if availability is as limited as LG is making it sound.