White Lumia 800 and Galaxy Nexus arriving in February
White seems to be in fashion this month as two flagship devices opt for albino colour scheme
Published: 6 February, 2012
As far as smartphone specs go colour is maybe the most superficial and least likely to affect a buying decision, unless of course it comes in a seriously objectionable hue. Perhaps inspired by the hype that surrounded the arrival of the White iPhone both Samsung and Nokia have named February as the month to unveil white versions of their flagship smartphones, the Galaxy Nexus and Lumia 800.
Without all the fuss and will it won't it drama that surrounded Apple's long-time mythical white whale both handsets have been confirmed and are due to be arriving by the end of the month. There's no exact release date yet for the White Lumia 800 but the Galaxy Nexus will arrive in the UK with a colour scheme appropriate to the version of Android it's running on February 13.
In order to achieve a perfectly white casing the Lumia 800 has a glossy finish rather than a matte one like the current model. It's white all the way through as well with the painstakingly created pigment mixed into the polycarbonate liquid that the shell is made from.
It may be different on the outside but inside the specs of each device remains the same. The Galaxy Nexus comes with a 4.65" display, dual-core 1.2GHz processor and 16GB of internal storage. On the other hand if Windows Phone is more your thing there's the Lumia 800 with its 3.7" display, single-core 1.4GHz processor and 16GB of internal storage.
Whether the change of colour is going to prove more desirable to consumers remains to be seen and while both look good in their new skins they haven't generated the same amount of mystique that the white iPhone did.
Nokia has yet to confirm whether there's a white Lumia 900 in the works though given the fact its nearly identical to its smaller sibling it wouldn't be surprising to see one pop up at some point in the future.