LG has come up with a new phone, but what is most eyeball-catching is the fact that the phone is MOSQUITO REPELLENT! Use the phone, buzz those freakly mosquitos away, did you ever imagine that?! Let’s take a look at LG K7i.
Innovation is one thing, but sometimes company marketing strategies land innovation way beyond our imagination, leaving us all bewildered for a moment there. LG’s new smartphone launch did just that – it actually left me in a ‘wait, what?’ moment there. So let’s talk about it a bit, shall we? You know the amount of blood mosquitoes suck from entire India is almost equal to how much we donate in a month? Well, that’s not true, but mosquitoes are a major problem in most part of India and we hate those sucker beings. Keeping that in mind, LG actually built a smartphone which can act as a mosquito repellent too. It’s not some kind of joke I am making, come on!
The newly launched LG K7i comes with an ultrasound emitter that can apparently irritate mosquitoes enough to stay away from you while you have the phone around – which is almost always in most cases. 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. This technology has actually already been used by LG in ACs, TV sets and washing machines – but this is the first time anyone has actually installed an ultrasound mosquito repellent in a phone! Nobody has ever done that before, because it is kind of flimsy – useful, but still not any less flimsy.
Apart from the sucker repellent feature, K7i comes with 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. It also comes with an 8-megapixel camera at the back with LED flash and a 5-megapixel selfie shooter and 2,500mAh battery. Pretty basics, nothing special about the features there, but it is priced at just Rs 7,990 – so that’s reasonable. Personally, I’d rather apply a mosquito repellent gel than having a permanent bump on the back of my phone that would emit some-says-so-harmful ultrasound waves. But again, that’s just me – go ahead and buy the mosquito repellent.. uh.. I mean the phone, if you are really bugged by mosquitoes. It is one hell of a deal from LG.