Kyocera rafre washable smartphone is now body soap resistant

Japan based rugged smartphone maker has Kyocera has launched its new washable smartphone called rafre in home market. It is the successor the DIGNO Rafre, which launched back in December 2015, as the world's first hand-soap washable device.

The new rafre, in addition to resistance against foaming hand soap also gets resistance to foaming body soap. The company is marketing rafre as a phone, that users can take with them in shower and use it even when the 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. The phone is also water, dust and schock resistant, thanks to the MIL-STD-810G, IPX5, IPX8 and IP5X ratings.

Besides being used when taking shower, the Kyocera rafre can also be your kitchen companion as it comes pre-loaded with a cooking app, which allows you to scroll through recipes, set timers and answer calls through hand gestures without having to touch the display. One interesting feature is that the phone doesn't have an earpiece, instead the sound is transmitted using vibrations via phone's display.

Coming to the specs, the Kyocera Rafre features 5-inch HD display, 2GB RAM and 16GB storage, which can be expanded via microSD card. There is no mention of the processor used. It comes with 13MP PDAF rear camera and 5MP front camera, runs Android Nougat and is fueled by 3000mAh battery.

The Kyocera Rafre will be available in March 2017 only in Japan exclusively for service provider KDDI corporation. It comes in Pale Pink, Clear White and Light Blue hues. Pricing is not known yet.


Kaiser Bey
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Kyocera rafre washable smartphone is now body soap resistant Kyocera rafre washable smartphone is now body soap resistant Reviewed by Kaiser on 1/27/2017 11:30:00 PM
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