Kyocera Introduces First Soap-washable Smartphone, The Digno Rafre


Hygenic phone?

Did you know that a typical smartphone is dirtier than an average toilet seat? That’s probably not something germaphobes want to hear, but don’t worry as Japanese company Kyocera, a brand that’s known for copiers, of all things, has developed the Digno Rafre, the world’s first soap washable smartphone. This little smartphone can be washed with both soap and warm water (up to 43 degrees Celcius) which is a boon for germaphobes the world over.

Aside from being soap-proof, the Digno Rafre is also IP58 rated and is MIL-SSTD-810G shock-rated, which means it can take a drop or two without shattering into a pieces. Internally the phone uses a 5-inch HD display, Android 5.1 Lollipop, 2GB of storage and a 13-megapixel rear camera, along with LTE capability and a 3000mAh battery. The phone unfortunately won’t be available outside of Japan, which is just as well as it’s priced at JPY 57,420 or around Php 22K.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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