LG K7i emerges to become the world's​ first mosquito repellent Android phone. Here is the device's features, specification and price in India, Nigeria and US

Ever wondered what the world's deadliest animal is? Nope it isn't lion, neither is it an elephant nor snakes, it's mosquito. I know this might seem impossible, that something so miniscule could be more dangerous than sharks and humans. But trust me, mosquitoes kills more human than human murderers do. According to world health organisation, mosquito bites results in the death of more than 725,000 people in a year and most times, it "incapacitate" its victims for days. The majority of this deaths are due to malaria which is mostly transmitted my anopheles mosquitoes​. Drugs have been invented to remedy the situation and scientists are producing ultrasonic technology to help keep mosquitoes at bay.

Having known how ubiquitous and rampant mosquitoes are in most countries especially in India, LG - the company known widely for its electronic products have decided to make a couple of moves in keeping​ mosquitoes at bay and hence they have gone technologically by launching the LG K7i which came out to become the world's first mosquito repellent Android phone. LG K7i (LGX230I) packs a weight of 154g and 5.0 inch display size. The device runs on Android 6.0 marshmallow and offers 2GB RAM, 16GB internal memory and SD card upto 256GB. Coupled with a 5MP selfie camera that supports gesture shot. Here's a quick highlights of LG K7i features.

Key Features

  • Ultrasonic Mosquito Away Technology
  • 8MP/5MP Camera with Gesture shot
  • 4G VoLTE Enabled
  • Long Lasting 2500mAh Battery
  • Dual SIM with Separate Memory Card Slot

One of the robust and perhaps the most unique feature the LG K7i offers is its ability to repel mosquitoes by using an ultrasonic technology. From the back of the phone, you you will notice an unfamiliar mesh grid, this is what LG K7i uses to emit a harmless and safe "ultrasonic waves" that's capable of keeping mosquitoes away. Most of LG's products such as air conditioners and TVs offers mosquito away technology, but this is the first time the company is embedding such feature in its smartphone.

LG K7i Specification
NetworkGSM / UTMS / LTE
2G bandsGSM 850/900/1800/1900
3G bandsUMTS 900 / 1900 / 2100
4G bandsLTE Bands: LTE_850 (Band 5) / LTE_1800 (Band 3) / LTE_2300 (Band 40) TDD
SpeedHSPA 21.1/5.76 Mbps
OS and Hardware
OSAndroid 6.0 Marshmallow
Processor1.14Ghz Quad Core
Dimensions145.7 x 74.1 x 8.1 mm
Weight154 g
TypeSuper AMOLED capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors
Screen Size12.7cm (5.0 inch)
Resolution480x854 pixels (FWVGA)
SensorsProximity, Accelerometer
Card slotMicroSD, up to 256 GB
Internal16 GB (11.7GB user Available)
Primary8MP CMOS AF
Video[email protected]
Secondary5 MP
Music playYes
RadioFM Radio
Alert typesVibration; MP3, WAV ringtones
3.5mm jackYes
Battery and Power
TypeNon-removeable 2500 mAh Li-Ion battery
Talk timeN/A
Releasing Date
Announced2017, September
StatusReleased on September
Expected Price
US Dollar$122
Nigerian NairaNGN 43,936
Indian Rs.Rs. 7,999


LG K7i is a device with plethora features, and the price tag isn't disappointing either. The device's sells at Rs. 7,990 in indian rupee which is about $122 dollars and NGN 43,936 in nigerian naira. LG K7i is available in India and you can buy it online at best buy price in India. The company hopes to roll it out in other countries soon. In summary, LG K7i is a device worth buying, as it helps to prevent you from catching malaria.


Henry Emmanuel

Henry is an avid mobile geek who loves to keep a tab on new gadgets. When he is not fanboying over the latest games online, then you will probably find him watching the Originals and Grey's Anatomy. You can chit-chat with him on Facebook where he speaks out fire.

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  1. Hahaha... I'd love to meet this one. Imagine how much this would cost. I swear half the world population can not afford this.