Kyocera launches first smartphone washable with soap.
If smartphones are genuine nests with bacteria, the latest addition to Kyocera hopes to remedy this through its specific design. The Japanese manufacturer is marketing a new smartphone, the Digno Rafe. It is a waterproof and resistant smartphone whose main feature is to resist hand soap.
If you are one of those people who think that smartphones, keyboards, mice and other electronic devices that we spend our days are genuine nests of germs, Kyocera has thought of you. The Digno Rafe is a new solid smartphone, as Kyocera came out every year, except that it is the first to be able to withstand soap. For if waterproof smartphones have existed for a long time, they do not officially support soap, whose chemical compound is fatally more abrasive than water. The Digno Rafe is not only able to withstand hand soap, but it also supports bathing in hot water and up to 43 degrees.
Digno Rafe has a technical sheet halfway between the entry and the mid-range. It has a SoC Snapdragon 410 (MSM8916) with 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of internal memory, a microSD port, a 5-inch HD screen, a camera with a 13 MP sensor and a 3000 mAh battery. The whole is installed on Android 5.1. Its dimensions are 141 × 71 × 10.1 mm for a weight of 155 grams.
In addition, its shell has a self-healing property to clear the scratches. Thanks to integrated bone conduction technology, the smartphone can deliver sound without a speaker.
This washable smartphone will be marketed for the first time in Japan for 430 €. It remains to be seen whether the manufacturer intends to market it in other countries.