LG Electronics has launched a new smartphone in India, which has ultrasound technology that it statements can repel mosquitoes.
Released by the South Korean organization at the India Cell Congress 2017, the K7i phone emits ultrasonic waves from a mesh grid on its back again cover.
On its web site, LG mentioned that the waves do not emit damaging radiation and is “completely safe and sound and harmless for human beings”.
It highlighted that only sound waves with a frequency of extra than 30kHz were utilised to repel mosquitoes, and that the variety of human listening to was amongst 20Hz and 20kHz.
“Mosquito Away is a silent, invisible, odourless and a beautifully user-pleasant technology,” LG mentioned.
The phone comes with a “Mosquito Away stand” to enable customers to prop the phone up, with the mesh grid going through outwards.
The system is bundled with a frequent back again cover devoid of the mosquito repellent system.
In a disclaimer on its web site, LG mentioned the extended-phrase impact of the mosquito repellent technology was not tested and that mosquitoes may well “come to be resistant” to it.
It added that some “low-level sound” may well be audible from phone’s speakers when the anti-mosquito element is activated.
“It is usual and there is no have to have to be worried,” LG mentioned.
Other LG products this sort of as air conditioners and TVs are by now obtainable with the “mosquito-absent” technology. There are currently applications that claim to use very similar technology, but LG mentioned that this is the first time it has been embedded in a smartphone.
The K7i Android phone, which comes with a 1.1GHz processor with 2GB RAM, will be offered in India for seven,990 rupees (US$122).