The latest waterproof phone was launched in Japan, since water resistant mobile gadgets are already a normal thing in some parts of Asia and basically every device launched by a household producer has been tested to endure aquatic pressure for many years. However, until now this water resistance did not protect gadgets from the type of extensive cleansing needed to really clean the item and destroy viruses. To deal with this lack of perfect hygiene, Kyocera’s most recent Digno Rafre is marketed as the original soap-proof smart phone.
The new Rafre was created to be handled in all types of surroundings without worrying about getting it dirty, since the device can be washed off quickly with regular soap. The company says that it is suitable for extensive usage outside, inside the house or even in the shower. The mobile gadget has an incorporated 1seg TV receiver and, remarkably, it has also the rubber support where you can keep it on.
The phone has a touch screen that can work even when it is placed under water and it is still not known if the feature just means that the display is capacitive or resistive. In order to reinforce its bold idea of a device that remains squeaky clean, the manufacturer also added the scratch-healing coating that seems similar to what LG has been applying on its Flex models in the previous years.
Another inclusion that could have benefited the phone’s resilient characteristics is Kyocera’s intelligent sound recipient, a smart conducting technological innovation that generates sounds without the usual speakers found on any phone. Besides this, as it can be seen in the remarkably created advertising campaigns, the Rafre model is also promoted towards parents who have young children and that are inclined to lose their mobile phones in the supper.
The device operates on the previous version of Android, the 5.1 Lollipop, and sports a 5” 720p screen, a decent 13MP rear camera along with the powerful 3,100mAh battery under a 10mm thick case. This phone will be launched next week in Japan via local mobile providers for an equivalent price of around $450.
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