Kyocera launches new ‘soap-proof’ smartphone

Kyocera Digno Rafre

Although water resistant phones are not actually a rarity in the industry today, there’s always something that the companies come up with which makes us take notice. Japanese manufacturer #Kyocera has done that now with its new Digno Rafre smartphone, which is the world’s first ‘soap-proof‘ device.

This means that you can use it in your kitchen sink or while taking a bath. Ever thought of washing your phone with soap? Well, the Digno Rafre will let you do that. Standard water resistant smartphones don’t allow this level of protection, so it seems like Kyocera has worked really hard to bring this to fruition.

The handset is limited to Japan for the time being, but Kyocera could soon release it in other parts of the world, should their distribution pick up by then. It seems like a niche product and might never make its way out of Japan, but one can always hope, right?

As for the rest of the hardware specs sheet, it sports a 5 inch 720p display, a 1.2 GHz quad core processor, a 13-megapixel camera on the back, 16GB of storage (expandable), 2GB of RAM, a 3,000 mAh battery and Android 5.1 Lollipop.

The Digno Rafre will be sold for ¥57,420, or about $465 when it hits Japan next Friday, so the soap-proof feature does come with a hefty price.

Source: Kyocera

Via: WSJ