We have already seen South Korean tech firm LG launch LED TVs with its ‘Mosquito Away’ technology in India. Now, the firm has managed to bring the same tech in smartphones as well in the form of LG K7i. The K7i has been introduced at the ongoing India Mobile Congress 2017 conference, which is being held in New Delhi, India.
The LG K7i is priced at Rs 7,990, which makes it fall directly against the likes of Moto E4 and Nokia 3. It will be available from several retail outlets pan India in Brown colour variant.
For those who are wondering, the ‘Mosquito Away’ technology, as the name suggests, throws out 30KHz ultrasonic sound waves that keep mosquitoes away. This tech uses a speaker, which is present at the additional rear cover for the LG k7i. LG says the tech requires no refill of any kind.
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The LG K7i runs a rather dated Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box and sports a 5-inch FWVGA (854×480 pixels) On-Cell display. Under-the-hood the handset features a quad-core processor, which is clubbed with 2GB RAM and 16GB inbuilt storage. The storage can be expanded using a microSD card.
There is an 8MP rear camera and a 5MP front-facing camera (with gesture shot) onboard along with a 2500mh battery. The K7i measures 145.7 x 74.1 x 8.1mm and supports 4G LTE connectivity along with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and FM Radio.
While this was in India, LG on a global level has announced the support for Google Assistant for nearly 90 appliances. The list of appliances that will support the AI via Google Home, Android or an iOS smartphone, includes washing machines, refrigerators, dryers, vacuum cleaners and more.
The firm also announced its SmartThinQ app that makes it easy to handle connected appliances by using voice commands. This works even when people are not using Google Assistant. It includes Adaptive Learning technology that studies and learns how one uses an appliance on a daily basis.