T-Mobile announced Friday that it will begin selling the Nexus 4 in a white finish starting today for $19.99 down with 24 monthly payments of $17, bringing the total cost of the phone to $427.99. That’s a pretty ridiculous cost for a color change, however, since you can also buy the white Nexus 4 unlocked from Google for $299 with 8GB of storage or $349 with 16GB of storage and use it on T-Mobile. Oddly enough, T-Mobile’s black option costs even more at $477.99 without a contract.
Sales of the white Nexus 4 also recently started in Hong Kong, where it launched on May 29. The pure Google Android Jelly Bean device has a 4.7-inch screen with a 1280 x 768-pixel resolution, a 1.5GHz quad-core processor, 2GB of RAM, an 8-megapixel camera and a 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.
The device is available online and both T-Mobile and Google will continue to sell the device with a black finish as well.