Kyocera announces new washable rafre smartphone resistance to foaming body soap with special cooking app
Kyocera today announced the release of the new rafre smartphone KYV40 for Japanese service provider KDDI. The new rafre smartphone is a successor to the orignal DIGNO rafre, launched in December 2015. At the time of launch DIGNO rafre was the world’s first hand-soap-washable smartphone. In addition to resistance against foaming hand soap, the second-generation model possesses resistance to foaming body soap.
The new rafre KYV40 smartphone features resistance to hot water and a touchscreen that can be used even when the user’s hands are wet or when wearing gloves. 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 use of the smartphone while users’ hands are coated with cooking ingredients.
The new rafre smartphone is equipped with 13-megapixel camera and high-capacity (3,000mAh battery). Kyocera’s propriertary image-processing AINOS Engine enables users to take clear photos in low-light conditions. The camera is also equipped with Phase Detection AF for quick focusing, and Auto HDR which enables automated clear shooting by recreating light and shade in detail. The handset features a Blue Light Cut app for ease on the eyes and reduction of eye fatigue during prolonged usage. The new rafre KYV40 smartphone will be available from March 2017 in Japan in three colors: Pale Pink, Clear White and Light Blue.