How many phones get damaged by water or other liquid everyday? Hundreds, maybe thousands? Accidentally dropping the phone in the toilet or going for a dip in the pool after a party forgetting the phone is still in the pocket, all of these are very common scenarios and most gadget insurance companies won’t pay anything for liquid damage.
But there might be a silver lining in the dark sky, Japan’s Kyocera has finally launched a water proof washable phone or at least that is what the viral video on YouTube suggests. The phone has been named Dagno Rafre. According to Kyocera, the touchscreen will work even when wet and to prevent the wear and tear, the phone comes with a ‘scratch-healing’ technology. The phone also has Kyocera’s patented Smart Sonic Receiver which can emit sound without speaker.
The Dagno Rafre is supposed to have 5-inch 720p display, 3,000mAh battery, a 13-megapixel camera, 1seg TV tuner, in other words, the whole 9 yards. The phone launches in Japan on 11th December and it is priced at approximately $645 or 41,500 INR.