Kyocera Launches Another Washable Smartphone

Posted by Megalith 3:10 PM (CST)

Sunday January 29, 2017

There seems to be a lot of commotion whenever a company reveals that their latest smartphone is waterproofآ—am I the only one who doesn't get their phone wet? From an engineering standpoint, it’s impressive, but how many of you guys are regularly dropping your phones in swimming pools or operating them around water?

Kyocera announced the Rafre, its second take on a soap-proof, washable handset. The first DIGNO Rafre washable smartphone was launched back in December 2015 with mid-range specs. The second one doesn't stand out through specs either, but it's its other unusual features that makes this smartphone unique. According to Kyocera, the Rafre is washable with foaming soap and can be used even when it's wet (touchscreen included). It's also resistant to hot water, so it doesn't matter if you drop it when your bathtub. Oddly enough, the phone pre-loaded with a cooking app that can be operated with hand gestures, so you don't have to touch the display while actually cooking.