Waterproof smartphones are very appealing. There is something assuring about knowing that your phone will survive that unexpected spill, rain splashes, or an episode of baby dropping it in water. Sadly, only a handful of OEMs have adopted waterproofing. Now, think of a phone that is not only waterproof, but can be washed in soapy water. Sounds amazing right? Say hello to the Kyocera Rafre.
Kyocera made a phone you can wash with soap and water. This is actually the second “washable” phone the company is making. It is said to withstand hot water (to some extent), and you can operate it even when your hands are wet. The phone comes with a cooking app that lets you scroll through recipes using air hand gestures only. This suggests perhaps that you are a target of the Rafre if you need to use your phone while cooking and doing dishes or laundry.
Kyocera Rafre Features:
Here’s the little we know in terms of specs:
- 5.0-inch HD display.
- 2 GB RAM, 16 GB storage.
- 3,000 mAh battery.
- 13 MP rear and 5 MP front camera.
- Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box.
It will go on sale in Japan next month. Enjoy a short clip of the washing session below 🙂