Kyocera Rafre: A Powerful Phone That You Can Wash With Soap And Water

By Anj C , Jan 27, 2017 10:55 PM EST

Japan-based rugged smartphone manufacturer, Kyocera has launched its new washable smartphone called Rafre in the home market. It is the successor the DIGNO Rafre, which unveiled back in December 2015, as the world's first ever hand-soap washable device. Here's a quick rundown of specs, features and everything you might wanna know.

The Kyocera Rafre Is Resistant To Soap, Dust, Shock And Water 

The new rafre's interesting feature, it's resistance against foaming hand soap also gets resistance to foaming body soap. The company is marketing Rafre as a smartphone, that users can take with them in the shower and use it even when their hands are wet. It also gets resistance to hot water and the touch screen can be used when user's hands are wet or when wearing gloves. And in accordance to the kitchen theme, the phone comes with a preinstalled cooking app which can be operated with hand gestures. The phone is also water, dust, and shock resistant, thanks to the MIL-STD-810G, IPX5, IPX8 and IP5X ratings. it uses the "smart sonic receiver" technology that transmits sound via vibrations somewhat similar to Xiao mi's Mi Mix.

The Kyocera Rafre: Specs And Features

In terms of specs, the Kyocera Rafre is an entry-level phone, that comes with a 5-inch screen. Equipped with 2GB of RAM alongside is a 16GB of memory. For the cameras concern, the incredible phone sports a 13-megapixel camera. Under the hood is a 3,000mAh battery and that's a pretty surprise, though. The phone also runs Android 7.0. Interestingly, the Rafre is really one of the interesting smartphones which are soap-resistant launched this year. That honor belongs, according to Kyocera, to its predecessor, the DIGNO Rafre. There's a difference, though. The new device is resistant to both foaming hand and body soap, while the older phone was only resistant to the former.


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