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Dec 9, 2015
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Water-resistant and even waterproof smartphones already exist. But one that you can actually wash with soap and water? That's unheard of!

Don't tell that to Kyocera, a Japanese company that's all set to offer the Digno Rafre, the world's first washable handset!

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The idea actually makes sense. In case you didn't know, phones are dirtier than a toilet seat according to studies.

We have to clarify though that the Digno Rafre doesn't work with all types of soaps. The company says only foam soap should be used when washing their product (bar soap is a no-no).

And to drive home the point that this is legit, a Digno Rafre spokesperson said that their development team "washed the smartphone more than 700 times to test its durability." Good luck doing the same to your precious.

As for hardware and features, it boasts of a 5-inch HD display, a 13-megapixel camera, and a 3,000mAh battery. The Digno Rafre also runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop and is only 10.1 mm thick.

Want to have one? Go to Japan—the device is only going to be available there (SRP is $175 or around P8,300). Be patient though; we bet other brands will soon follow suit.

For now, let's stick to cleaning our phones the "normal" way.

Image via Gsmarena.com

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