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 DailyMail.co.uk, Engadget

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