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Kyocera Debuts Washable Smartphone in Japan: Digno Rafre Handset Has No Problem With Soap (Video)

Kyocera covered an original niche today, by launching the Digno Rafre handset, a model that’s resilient to soap washing. We’ve seen a ton of waterproof handsets over the years, but this one is certainly unique.

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It can stand the soap usage and thorough cleaning, plus it can be used in the bath with no problem. The promo video below shows some situations in which such a handset comes in handy, like in the kitchen, in the bathroom or in a messy kindergarten hall, when the kids are all muddy from playing outside. There’s a 1seg TV tuner on board, so you can watch soap operas in the hot tub.

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Kyocera also included here a scratch healing finish and the touchscreen comes with the ability to work while wet. Digno Rafre has the following specs: a 5 inch 720p screen, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, a microSD card slot and a 13 megapixel back camera. There’s a 3000 mAh battery inside and Android 5.1 is the OS of choice. The product goes on sale next Friday priced at $465.

via slashgear