"Good phones are getting cheap and cheap phones are getting good"
This is probably one slogan in the smartphone industry you have heard of. Sony released waterproof phones, followed by others doing the same. Phone case manufacturers launched cases which can beat the heat and survive in water too.
But, above all, the phone we will talk about today, we will talk about a phone which you can actually give a nice scrub with soap and water.
Kyocera, which has done a line in toughphones for several years has now launched this soap-proof phone. Launching is slightly soap theme, the phone will be available in pink, white and blue options in Japan, don't let the kawaii design fool you -- the phone is pretty designed to take some damage. And ofcourse, a shower.
According to Kyocera, the smartphone use is now so frequent that many users are looking for a phone that they can use, and like almost anything else, clean it later on. To that end, the DIGNO rafre has a longlife, extra-hardy waterproof coating. This handsoap-washable water resistance also includes protection from warm water, which you'd probably be using alongside the soap.
If this much information about its soap and water capabilities is not enough for you, it is also rated for hot water resistance at 43-degrees Celsius, which is not included in the usual smartphone IP certification ratings. The smartphone is IP58-rated and features a self-healing rear panel, which we have already seen in LG G Flex smartphones.
Oh, forgot about this, the device is also shockproof (MIL-STD-810G). The display can be operated even with wet hands and is protected by Dragontrail X glass coating.
Talking about the specifications, which seem to be pretty impressive the Rafre runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop out-of-the-box and features a 5-inch LCD display with HD (720x1280 pixels) resolution. Under-the-hood it packs 2GB RAM as well. The processor details have not been mentioned yet. The smartphone includes a microSD card slot upto 128GB for expanding the 16GB inbuilt storage.
The DIGNO Rafre has a 13 megapixel rear facing camera along with a 3000mAh battery which is supposed to deliver 20 hours of voLTE talktime.
The handset measures 71x141x10.1mm and weighs 155 grams. Full specification list should be out when the mobile is up for sale in the market.
Lastly, after all the specs and features we would obviously want to know about its pricing. The Kyocera Digno Rafre will launch on 11th of December and costs about JPY 57,420 in Japan ( Roughly Rs 32,300 or USD 485 )
Would you want to buy this shockproof, soap and water proof phone? Do tell us about in the comments!
You might want to see the company's Japanese commercial..