LG K7i (LG 230i): the anti-malaria Smartphone

The fight against malaria in India just took a new turn with LG announcing a mobile phone that helps you keep mosquitoes away. Basically, an anti-malaria smartphone. Or maybe not. The LG K7i is really nothing more than a budget smartphone that allows you swap back covers with a special “Mosquito Away” case that uses ultra-sound technology to repel mosquitoes. There is also a “Mosquito Away” stand to put the phone in when in use as a mosquito-repellent.

LG K7i LG 230i - Mosquito Away cover - Mosquito Away stand - Anti-malaria Smartphone

Using ultra-sound to repel mosquitoes isn’t new technology, but it is great to see a smartphone manufacturer package it into their product. Humans cannot hear ultra-sound waves but many animals can.

One wonders though, for a smartphone targeted at India, if the price couldn’t have been kept lower by building the ultra-sound device directly into the phone’s main case instead of throwing the special case and stand into the mix.

LG 230i: the Anti-malaria Smartphone

LG K7i (LG 230i) Specifications and Price

Wireless Network and Software

  • GSM: GSM 850 / 900 / 1800 / 1900
  • 3G: HSDPA 900 / 1900 / 2100
  • 4G: LTE Frequency Bands + VoLTE 3(1800) / 5(850) / 40(2300)
  • SIM Type: Dual Nano-SIM
  • OS: Android 6 Marshmallow (LG Optimus UX 6.0 UI)

LG K7i: the Anti-malaria Smartphone

Design

  • Dimensions: 145.7 x 74.1 x 8.1 mm
  • Weight: 154 g
  • Display: 5.0-inch, 854 x 480 pixels, OnCell touchscreen
  • Sensors: Proximity, Accelerometer
  • Build: Metal frame
  • Colours: Brown

Hardware

  • Processor Type: Quad-core 1.1 GHz Cortex-A53
  • Processor Name: Qualcomm MSM8940 Snapdragon 435
  • Graphics Processor: Adreno 530
  • RAM: 2 GB
  • Internal Storage: 16 GB
  • External Storage: microSD, up to 256 GB

Cameras

  • Rear: 5 megapixels, autofocus, LED flash
  • Video recording: 720P @ 30 fps
  • Front-facing: 5 megapixels

Multimedia

  • Music Support: AAC, AMR, MP2, MP3, M4A, MKA,
  • Loudspeaker: Yes
  • Video Support: MP4/MPEG4/H.263/H.264 player
  • FM Radio: Yes (available in select markets)

Connectivity

  • Bluetooth: v4.2 A2DP
  • WiFi: Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n, Wi-Fi Direct, DLNA, hotspot
  • GPS: Yes
  • USB: v2.0

Miscellaneous

  • Charging: Regular
  • Battery: Non-removable Li-Ion 2500 mAh
  • Announcement: September 2017
  • Availability: September 2017
  • Smartphone Price: Rs.7990 (about USD 123)

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  1. Araoye Gbadebo October 2, 2017
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