Meet Kyocera Rafre: The Smartphone You Can Wash with Soap and Water

Are you looking for a new smartphone? Kyocera has released a washable smartphone called the Rafre.

Did we mention that the Android device can be washed with and soap? In a press release released earlier this week, Kyocera Corporation announced the release of the new Rafre smartphone. The smartphone is the sequel to the original DIGNO Rafre, which launched two years ago.

Mobile phone users can wash their smartphone with soap and water. In addition, users can use the touchscreen even when the smartphone is wet. Also, there’s a cooking app that can be operated only with hand gestures, and the phone will run the latest Android operating system. Have a color preference? The phone will come in three colors including Light Blue, Clear White, and Pale Pink.

Kyocera also explains that the new rafre smartphone will also come with a 13-megapixel camera with auto HDR allowing for better picture quality.

“Like its predecessor, the new rafre features resistance to hot water and a touchscreen that be can be used even when the user’s hands are wet or when wearing gloves,” Kyocera explained in a statement. “Furthermore, the new handset is equipped with a special cooking app which allows users to scroll through recipes, set timers and answer calls through hand gestures without having to touch the display. This allows the use of the smartphone while users’ hands are coated with cooking ingredients.”

This product may take a while before it reaches the United States. The product will hit stores in March 2017 in Japan.

Kyocera’s new “rafre” smartphone previously released a waterproof device. Last December, Kyocera released  DIGNO rafre, which was the world’s first hand-soap-washable smartphone.