Waterproof phones have been available for a few years, but Kyocera is taking things a step further. The company’s new Digno Rafre smartphone is soap-proof as well.
That means you can literally wash the phone with soap and water if it gets dirty.
Sure, you can usually remove dust and oil smudges from a phone with a cloth. But what about germs? That’s where soap can come in handy.
Not convinced your phone is out to make you sick? I suppose there might be another reason a soap-proof phone is useful: you can use it in the kitchen, the bath tub, or other environments without worrying that a splash of soap and water will turn your phone into a useless lump of dead electronics.
Kyocera says you can even use the touchscreen when the phone is wet.
The Kyocera Digno Rafre features a 5 inch, 1280 x 720 pixel display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage, a 3,000 mAh battery, and a $465 price tag. Japanese wireless carrier KDDI will begin offering the phone December 4th.