Kyocera Rafre, the smartphone that washes with soap. Photo and video

Kyocera launches on the market Rafre, its new smartphone resistant to water and soap. At the moment it is only available in Japan

In Italy it is not very well known, but Kyocera is a Japanese company that makes "indestructible" smartphones. After launching in 2015 a water-resistant smartphone that could be washed, the Japanese company presents an updated version with new features: the Kyocera Rafre.

The sector of rugged smartphones does not present large numbers in Italy, although there are several interesting devices available on the market. The Kyocera Rafre combines features such as water resistance and dust resistance with a very interesting hardware compartment that makes it useful even during everyday life. In addition, the Japanese company has worked hard to equip the smartphone with an application for cooking enthusiasts that recognizes users' gestures and provides help and advice to complete recipes.

Kyocera Rafre Features

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The main feature of the Kyocera Rafre is its total water resistance. The smartphone can be washed with soap without fear of damaging the hardware compartment. In addition, the device can be immersed in boiling water, while the screen works even if the user wears a pair of gloves (ideal in situations of extreme cold). Logically, the device is also resistant to dust and uses the Sonic Smart Receiver system that uses vibrations to transmit sound to the users ear. As for the hardware compartment, the Kyocera Rafre mounts 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal memory, expandable up to 200GB with a microSD card. Finally, the screen is 5 inches with an HD resolution, while the rear camera is 13 megapixels and the front one is 5 megapixels. The battery is 3000 mAh. The device mounts the Android Nougat 7.0 version.

Kyocera Rafre, the smartphone for lovers of good food

The Japanese company has developed an application dedicated to lovers of cooking: users can find thousands of recipes with all the instructions to prepare them at best. In addition, through hand movements, users will be able to navigate within the recipe and get help without touching the screen. For each recipe, the time for preparation and the ingredients to be used are provided.

In addition, Kyocera has integrated a feature into the smartphone that allows you to receive the weather forecast as soon as you wake up. By setting the alarm time, as soon as it starts to ring the user will have the maximum and minimum temperature of the day on the screen and can decide how to dress. Finally, to safeguard the health of the users, the Kyocera Rafre has a special system that does not strain the eyes of the users.


Unfortunately at the moment the Kyocera Rafre is only available in Japan. As for its arrival in Europe we have no certain news.