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Innovative or Gimmicky: LG Has A Smartphone That Could Save You From Mosquito Bites.

Just when you thought you’ve seen it all:

This happens!!

Yes, there is a new Smartphone that can replace your Insecticide.

 

 

Meet the LG K7i a phone that also doubles as a mosquito repellant.

Before you jump into conclusions, it’s not April Fools —The LG K7i does exist.

It’s a budget device (For the Indian market) with a big lump at the base that emits an ultrasonic tone which is to mosquitoes what Mr. Eazi is currently to a couple of Nigerians.

The lump can also be replaced with a normal back cover.

As for the technology used to repel the mosquitoes, LG calls it “mosquito away.” However, based on this article by the BBC, mosquito repellent devices “have no effect on preventing mosquito bites” and “should not be recommended or used.”

So, is this a gimmick?

I don’t know cos I haven’t used it.

But I do know the specifications:

  •  5-inch display with 854×480 pixel resolution.
  • 1.1 GHz quad-core processor
  • 2GB of RAM
  • 16GB of expandable storage
  • Dual-SIM functionality
  • 8 MP main camera with LED flash
  • 5 MP selfie camera
  • Fingerprint sensor
  • 2,500 mAh battery.
  • Android Marshmallow

Yeah, the specs suck (at least the mosquitoes might not “suck”), however, at a price tag of $121 (N42,500), do you think this is a fair bargain?

Did I mention that this comes in one color – brown?

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    11 comments on “Innovative or Gimmicky: LG Has A Smartphone That Could Save You From Mosquito Bites.

    1. Tee says:

      Expensive for the specs… And I’ll likeTo see the mosquito repelling featuRe tested, because, there ate lots of mosquito repelling apps on the play store, and they don’t do anything..

      (I wonder what’s next on my darling LG’s bucket list.. A phone that adds fragrance to a room?)

      1. Tobi Ayeni says:

        LMAO! You never can tell.

    2. Samm says:

      An entomologist said it’s not possible..
      According to him, Ultrasonic emissions don’t deflect mosquitoes

    3. kenny says:

      “Yeah, the specs suck (at least the mosquitoes might not “suck” ” I see what you did there misstechy LOL( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    4. Rapsowdee says:

      Mosquitoes at Yaba, Lagos can never fall for this kind of serenren….. Mosquitoes that will be using straw to suck blood !!!

      1. ★彡 BATMAN 彡★ says:

        “…at Yaba, Lagos…, Mosquitoes be using straw to suck blood !!!”

    5. Jenny says:

      Lol…For real ???, We’ll I’ll look up the phone Mosquitoes over here Gat gang…

    6. Jazzxgray says:

      lol obviously gimmicky. Only dummies will buy it coz of the ‘mosquito’ repellent which might not even be that effective.I also feel the price is a bit too much. You could get a smartphone with a better camera, better battery and even larger storage at a lower price. So not recommended.

    7. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

      … WELL, THIS IS SIMPLY CALLED MARKET CAJOLING. LG WANTS TO GET INTO THE INDIA MARKET WHICH IS VERY COMPETITIVELY LARGE. IF THIS IS WELL RECEIVED, IT WILL GIVE THEM THE GUTS TO PUSH FORWARD FOR MARKET SHARE.
      I’M SURE THEY WANT TO SELL THOSE SPECS AT THAT PRICE UN THE SLUMS.
      MOSQUITO REPELLANT? MY GUY, NA JUST POLITICAL PROMISE…

    8. Pwilliams says:

      for sure, it is a political promise….

    9. Hi Tobi, I’m Ojo, a football blogger. I will like to know you if there might be chances of us collaborating together. Thanks dear.

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