LG K7i with mosquito repellent tech unveiled in India

The LG K7i has gotten launched in India on the sidelines of the first Indian Mobile Congress (2017). The budget handset doesn’t have much to offer in the way of specs, but makes up for that with a unique ‘Mosquito Away’ technology.

Mosquito Away is LG’s term for the ultrasonic frequency it uses to drive mosquitoes away from you. It’s been seen in the firm’s ACs and TVs so far, making the K7i the first mobile phone to get bestowed with the honor. The handset is actually being sold with an ordinary cover and a special mosquito-repellant one which can be swapped when the bloodsuckers attack.

LG’s even throwing in a Mosquito Away Stand for convenience. Don’t toss away your Good Knights and All Outs just yet though, because the company warns that the smartphone isn’t intended to replace other protective devices against mosquitoes. It also cautions that some mosquitoes may become resistant to its powers since the long term effects haven’t been tested.

LG K7i

Furthermore, the mosquito species used in its experiments might not be the same as the ones in your region. The International Institute of Biotechnology and Toxicology (IIBAT) apparently found that the K7i managed to repel 72.3% of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes on average.

Specifications of the LG K7i:

– OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
– Display: 5-inch OnCell, 854 x 480 pixels
– CPU: 1.1 GHz quad-core
– Storage: 16GB, expandable
– RAM: 2GB
– Battery: 2500mAh
– Camera: 8MP rear, 5MP front
– Weight: 138g
– Size: 145.7 x 74.1 x 8.1mm
– Connectivity: dual-SIM, 4G VoLTE, Bluetooth 4.1, Wi-Fi

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If you’re interested in trying out the K7i for yourself, the device is available via physical retailers across India priced at Rs 7990.