LG says its latest smartphone could help keep mosquitoes away.
The LG K7i, launched by the South Korean firm at the India Mobile Congress this week is embedded with a technology that is “absolutely safe and harmless for humans,” the company said.
LG said the technology emits ultrasonic waves from a mesh grid on the back of the phone to keep mosquitoes away.
The “mosquito-away” is already installed in some LG products such air conditioners and TVs, but this is the first time its being used in a smartphone.
LG says the K7i had a 72% success rate during clinical trials in repelling disease-spreading mosquitoes.
The company said it is considering rolling out the $122 smartphone in other countries, after it debut in India earlier in the week.
“The company has set a benchmark for ensuring the health of Indian consumers,” Amit Gujral, LG’s chief marketing officer in India, told CNNMoney.