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LG’s New K7i Keeps Mosquitoes Away

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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.