Meet Kyocera Refre KYV40: World’s first-ever Soap-Washable Android SmartPhone

Smartphones are our closest companions, we walk, work and play around with them, these cause them to get dirty and no one like it when his/her smartphone gets dirty, but the truth remains that it is inevitable for our cell phones to get dirty as it is subjected to fingerprints and smudges.

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Kyocera a Japan based smart phone manufacturer (OEM)  has brought a solution to this problem. The company has launched its new smart phone called the “Kyocera Refre KYV40“: A well-built  smart phone that’s not only water-proofed but can also withstand chemical reactions.

It can even be washed using a hot soapy water. With the new Kyocera Refre KYV40 your smart-LIFE is going to experience a positive twist and your smart phone will never be dirty again.


kyoceraKyocera Refre KYV40 bags a cooking app which works with hand gestures. There will be no need of touching your phone before setting alarms, timer and even answering calls. This device can also help with kitchen chores, if you have smart utensils.


Landing with 5-inch screen display and 13Mp HDR whopping shutter, Refre KYV 40 lets you take clear photos even at low light.

The device is surprisingly armed with Phase detection AF for quick focusing. Some other features of the phone includes;  A 3000mAh battery, runs Android OS Nougat (7.0), 16GB of internal storage which is expandable to 200GB via microSD card.

Full Specifications

ModelRefre KYV40
DisplayScreen size5.0-inch HD TFT LCD
Device size71×142×10.4mm (W,H,D)
RAM2GB expandable via microSD up to 200GB
Operating System and processorsOSAndoid Nougat (7.0)
GPUQualcomm Adreno 306
ChipsetQualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916
CameraRear Facing camera5 MP CMOS
Main Camera13 MP CMOS
CommunicationsNetwork4G LTE/ WiMAX2+
SpeedReception: 150Mbps
Transmission: 25Mbps
Battery3000mAh battery
MiscellenousDust/Shock/Water resistanceIPX5, IPX8, IP5X


Unfortunately this device is only available in Japan, but we are looking forth to its entrance to other countries before the year is done.

What do you think about this device? Would you happily spend some fortune to pre-order it?

Let us hear your opinions in the comment section below.

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