Kyocera's new phone gets clean with soap and water

Tired of carrying around a phone teeming with bacteria? You might be interested in a new phone unveiled today, called the Kyocera DIGNO rafre. The handset has a waterproof coating that will also protect the phone from foam soap, which is recommended over a bar of soap. It also offers protection from hot water, which will no doubt be used to help disinfect the handset.

The screen on the Kyocera DIGNO rafre will work with wet hands, and is protected by Asahi Glass' Dragontrail X glass. This is a tough, but flexible, display. The device will support 4G LTE and Japan's WiMAX 2+ networks, and will be offered by Japanese carrier au starting on December 11th. It will be available in soapy colors like Pink, White and Blue.

The unit comes pre-installed with Android 5.1, and offers the Smart Sonic receiver which passes sound through the user's connective tissue. The phone's "dynamic plastic back cover" will self-heal minor scratches. The model is priced at ¥57,420 ($467 USD).

Check out a commercial for the Kyocera DIGNO rafre by clicking on the video below. While it is in Japanese, you don't need to understand the dialogue to grasp what is happening with the phone. Unfortunately for you germaphobes in the U.S., this device will most likely not end up offered in the states.

source: au via, Engadget



1. natypes

Posts: 1110; Member since: Feb 02, 2015

Give's new meaning to clean install ba dumm tisss

2. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i wish they made all phones like this would be nice being able to wash my galaxy s6 edge to get it clean.

5. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Exactly it's the one thing that stopped me upgrading my S5 to a Note 4/5/S6. I feel like the Z6 premium is the only phone I want buy.

3. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

I've been washing my Z2 once a day with water and soap for 1,5 years and it's still fine.

4. jaytai0106

Posts: 1888; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

I wash my Z2 frequency since phones usually get some grassy from hands. Nothing has gone wrong yet :D

6. Feanor

Posts: 1390; Member since: Jun 20, 2012

I've been washing my Xperias also always with soap and water, what's the novelty here?

8. Omarc07

Posts: 574; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i had the tmobile xperia Z back in the day and i would wash it with warm water and soap and never had a problem haha , i miss that im on 2nd s6 edge the first one i dropped it a margarita cuz i was drunk and screen went black never turned on again. If it would of been my old xperia i would have took it out the margarita and wash it .

9. Xperia14

Posts: 1208; Member since: Sep 01, 2015

Yeah, too bad Samsung dropped the IP68 rating with the S6. I hope the S7 will be waterproof again.

7. 7Superman9

Posts: 86; Member since: Sep 17, 2013

I use a sanitizing wipe on my Note 4 daily and have been since last October. No issues.

10. gsengillo

Posts: 45; Member since: Sep 05, 2010

That's a wipe not submerging the device in water.

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