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Japanese Company Launches First Completely Washable Phone

No matter how hard you try, your smartphone tends to be one of the dirtiest things you own with scratches, blotches and finger prints embedded on the screen for as long as you can remember. Many resist the daily temptation to give the phone a complete wash and scrub the dirt off. If the slight issue of the phone getting dead wasn’t in our oath, we would have done it every day, but smartphones are nowhere near getting so waterproof that they can be washed and scrubbed with soap. Most of the SONY Xperia are somewhat waterproof, but even they aren’t advised to be soaked and cleaned in water with the help of soap. The Japanese company Kyocera Telecom released the Digno Rafre phone back in December 2015 that has a completely washable body. You can actually rinse it in water, and its walls won’t breach!

With modest specs, the Snapdragon 410 processor, 5-inch Android platform, waterproof built-in 13 MP camera and no external speakers, the main thing about the entire phone is its remarkable washable quality. The speakers pose a special problem that was fixed with the help of an intriguing, smart sonic receiver that transmits sound directly to the screen itself. It is perhaps the best phone for clumsy people like me who have no idea where to out your mobile and how to clean it properly. It is also suitable for bath-freaks who like to use their phone in the bath and have destroyed several good mobiles in the process. The marketing stunt was so focused on these people that the mobile comes with a rubber duck-shaped floating stand. There is also no danger of ever scratching it as the plastic back cover is supposed to be self-healing as well. Nice work on the exterior, huh?

With 2 Gb RAM, 2 MP front camera and a price of about 470 $, this mobile is meant for light usage and fun stuff. Its camera is decent enough as well. Unfortunately, the phone isn’t available right now outside Japan, and the company has no plans of releasing it outside the country. The Japanese sure don’t trust us with their technology! But, as its popularity grows, who knows a global production isn’t in the pipeline.

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