(Web Desk) In a bid to get more of the smartphone market share, phone manufacturers are introducing powerful and innovative new technologies to attract new customers. But unlike Samsung, Apple, Huawei, Xiaomi and other big names in the smartphone industry, LG is up to something completely different.
LG on Wednesday launched a new K-Series smartphone, as it had announced earlier this week. The most glossy highlight of the smartphone is its ‘Mosquito Away’ technology. The LG K7i comes with an additional rear cover bundled in the box that can be placed on the phone when required – it features a speaker that produces ultrasonic frequencies said to drive mosquitoes away. The smartphone is otherwise a budget offering and runs Android Marshmallow.
The LG K7i has been initially launched in India. The company has not detailed any launch offers for the smartphone, which will be made available in its Brown color variant in the country. Commenting on the launch, Amit Gujral, Chief Marketing Officer, LG Electronics India, said “LG has always been at the forefront of unique innovations. With this launch, LG is bringing the mosquito away technology closer to the consumers in the form of a mobile device which can be an integral part of their daily lives.”
Talking about specifications and features, as mentioned earlier, the highlight feature of the LG K7i is its Mosquito Away technology, which uses 30KHz ultrasonic sound waves – said to be harmless to humans – to drive away mosquitoes. The company adds the smartphone has no “harmful chemicals”, and neither were any used in developing it. The technology, which is enabled by the speaker on the additional rear cover, does not require any refills, LG adds. The smartphone can be placed on a stand when the mosquito repellent is activated, as seen below.
The company just launched their newest LG K7i smartphone in India which has the power to repel mosquitoes. At first, it may sound like a joke, but tech companies have actually been making upgrades to their products which help repel insects. For example, in Pakistan Dawlence sells some of their products with insect repellent technology.
Similarly, Last year LG created LED TVs which had insect repellent technology. This is the first time the tech company is bringing mosquito repellant technology to a smartphone.
According to LG, the phone is addressing a real concern in the South Asian countries especially in India and Pakistan where mosquitoes have become a huge nuisance and are responsible for diseases that have resulted in deaths too.
The phone uses ultrasound wave technology that keeps mosquitoes away from the owner of the phone. According to the company, the phone constantly emits a sound wave at above 30Khz which keeps these insects away.
The ultrasound wave technology is on the back cover of the phone which can easily be replaced by a normal back cover provided with the phone.