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White Nexus 4 goes on sale and sells out almost immediately

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That didn’t take long. A few days after first going on sale, the white version of the Google Nexus 4 has sold out in its more popular 16GB variety.

The 8GB version is still available, but if I were you I’d wait until Google refills its supplies rather than going with the smaller phone. With no microSD storage, 8GB can be a bit limiting, even if you use all of the Google and Dropbox storage available to you.

Rapid sales and limited supply have been typical for the Nexus 4, which is available for a much lower price than similarly powerful smartphones. No doubt demand also increased for the white version as it came with a free matching white Nexus 4 bumper – only a $20 value, but still a nice add-on to include.

The white Nexus 4 has been rumoured for some time and was previously thought to include a number of changes over the black version – capabilities like LTE were rumoured to be included, and internal storage was also said to be boosted to a maximum of 32 GB.

In the end though, we got more or less exactly the same phone with the same hardware, but in a new colour. It is worth noting that both white and black Nexus 4 models available now have been changed slightly from the launch models with the addition of a few bumps on the rear. These bumps are pretty small, but work well to inhibit the phone’s supernatural slipperiness and make the speaker sound a bit louder when the phone is placed on its back.

The white Nexus 4 is slated to make an appearance in the UK over the next few weeks, so if it turns up we’ll let you know!

Are you planning on picking up the white Nexus 4 when it’s available, or have you already had your fill?