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MM Blog: Japan's Washable Smartphone

Here's a look at the world's first soap-proof phone making its debut in Japan.

Waterproofing phones isn’t exactly a new idea. In fact, manufacturers in Japan debuted this technology years ago. But just because the phones were waterproof didn’t mean they were clean or bacteria-free.

Hence, Japanese smartphone producer Kyocera’s latest product: a washable phone. The company says the phone is designed to work in a variety of environments and, if it gets dirty, you can easily wash it clean.

Kyocera reportedly managed to create this soap-proof phone by finding a better way to seal the device. For now, the smartphone is only available in Japan.


Could a washable phone be the next great thing? Is this a big win for germaphobes everywhere?

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