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Kyocera introduce world’s first phone you can wash with soap

digno_rafreWaterproof phones are nice for hygiene since you can always give them a light wash. KDDI and Kyocera went a step further and introduced the Digno Rafre – the world's first soap-proof phone. That's right, you can use soap to make sure the phone is as clean as it looks.

The Rafre has been specifically rated for hot water resistance at 43° (hot water is not included in the usual IP ratings, of which the Rafre has IP58). And, and!.. it comes with a rubber ducky dock, which floats in the bathtub. "Netflix and chill" just got waterborne. Or, you know, kids can play with it, or something.

Kyocera Digno Rafre smartphone was launched in December 2015. The phone comes with a 5.00-inch touchsceen display with a resolution of 720 pixels by 1280 pixels

The Kyocera Digno Rafre comes with 2GB of RAM. The phone packs 16GB of internal storage that can be expanded up to 128GB via a microSD card. As far as the cameras are concerned, the Kyocera Digno Rafre packs a 13-megapixel primary camera on the rear.

The Kyocera Digno Rafre runs Android 5.1 and is powered by a 3000mAh non removable battery. It measures 71.00 x 141.00 x 10.10 (height x width x thickness) and weighs 155.00 grams.

The Kyocera Digno Rafre is a single SIM (GSM) smartphone that accepts a Regular SIM. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, 4G. Sensors on the phone include Proximity sensor, Accelerometer, and Gyroscope.

The Rafre is said to have a touch panel that works even when wet.

Another addition that may have helped the Rafre's durable nature is Kyocera's Smart Sonic Receiver, the bone-conducting technology that provides audio without a speaker.

The Rafre runs Android 5.1 and has a 5-inch 720p display, a 13-megapixel camera, and a 3,000mAh battery inside a 10.1mm-thick frame.

The phone will be launched next week in Japan through carrier telecom company KDDI for 57,420 Japanese Yen or about $465.

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