A phone with a Mosquito Repellent attachment

LG introduced its new Asia-exclusive K7i smartphone. It’s a fairly standard budget phone with a 5-inch HD display, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, and an unspecified quad-core processor. It’s even running Android Marshmallow with no public plans of updating to Nougat or Oreo.

The new device does have one unique feature, though: built-in, mosquito-repelling ultrasonic sound wave technology. LG might be looking into the market as a unique mover of new technology and as we are aware of the mosquito-borne diseases that have been devastating the south Asian region for many years.

The phone with a Mosquito Repellent Hardware

The introduction of this new feature might give their sales a boost. This Mosquito Away features in the LG K7i smartphone, as LG calls it, is already included in some of the company’s air conditioners, washing machines, and TVs. It isn’t clear whether this technology actually works, although the BBC calls it a myth.

Bart Knols, an entomologist who chairs the advisory board of the Dutch Malaria Foundation, told the publication that there’s “no scientific evidence whatsoever” that ultrasound repels mosquitoes. Introductory price of this device might be coming at around 130 Dollars.

The mosquito repellent device can be attached to the backside of the K7i smartphone with the ability to be controlled via an app. You will also get phone stands to place your device in an upright position for maximum repellent effects.

Other than that the phone comes with humble smartphone features such as an 8MP rear and 5MP front selfie camera. The battery is at 2500 mAh and comes with dual sim support with 4G connectivity.

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