Smartphones

With LG K7i, take selfies without getting dengue

India has a lot of problems and mosquitoes are a big one. So LG decided to solve the problem once and for all. It unveiled the K7i, an entry level smartphone that can repel mosquitoes. Yep. You read that right. The phone comes with an ultrasound emitter that can apparently irritate mosquitoes enough to stay away from you.

The ultrasound emitter which LG calls “Mosquito Away” is installed into the chassis of the phone and it emits sound at 30,000kz which is inaudible to the human ear.

LG had also used the tech before in air conditioners, televisions and washing machines. But LG was right in claiming this is the first phone with such tech.

But the question remains about the safety of using such a tech. A
BBC report
claims mosquitoes are not affected by ultrasound and even though you can’t hear them, it does harm your ears in the long run. Fetuses and pregnant women are especially susceptible to harm.

Anyway, if you’re still interested, the phone features a 5-inch 720p display, a 1.4Ghz quad-core processor coupled with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage which is expandable up to 256GB via a microSD card and runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. There is an 8-megapixel camera at the back with LED flash and a 5-megapixel selfie shooter. All this is powered by a 2,500mAh battery.

It’s priced at Rs 7,990.