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Meet the phone which can be washed with soap and water

KDDI and Kyocera have just introduced a phone named Digno Rafre which you can wash with soap and water. Don’t ask us why. They’ve just gone ahead and made it that way. Just… don’t ask us why!

The Digno Rafre can resist hot water of up to 43° in case you’re thinking of using it while bathing. The touchscreen display of this device will work even when it’s soaked thanks to its incorporation of Dragontrail X glass. The new handset also happens to be shockproof owing to its MIL-SSTD-810G rating.

Despite all this, the Rafre has found space to fit in decent mid-range components. These include a 5-inch display bearing 720p HD resolution. The phone has been infused with the Android 5.1 Lollipop OS, but there’s no word on whether or not a Marshmallow update will be issued for it in the future.

Digno Rafre

While we’re still unclear about what processor has gone into this Digno device, we do know that 2GB worth of RAM has indeed by granted to it. Storage space has been tied down to 16GB, but there’s indeed a microSD card slot present on the handset for expansions.

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The Rafre has benefitted from a 3000mAh battery which keeps it going in between charging intervals. This pack has been rated to last for more than 20 hours of VoLTE calls. The phone houses a 13MP main camera and supports 4G LTE networks, aside from WiMAX 2+.

As you probably may have guessed by now, the Dingo Rafre smartphone from KDDI and Kyocera is meant only for sale in Japan; so don’t expect it to pop up in any other market. It will be sold there from next week onward beginning Friday for JPY 57420, which translates into around $465.