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This Japanese smartphone can be washed with soap and water

Germophobes rejoice!

Kyocera

Smartphones are known to be magnets for fingerprints, smudges and other yucky stuff. For people who really hate a dirty screen, Kyocera may have just the device they’re looking for.

The Japanese smartphone maker has come out with a new phone — known as “rafre” — that can be cleaned with soap and hot water. The phone is a successor to an earlier handset that worked only with certain types of hand soap. The washable phone can be used with a range of soaps, including foaming body wash and hand soap.

The rafre also has a cooking app that one can control using only hand gestures, which could obviate the need for a scrub at all.

On the downside, the phone will only be available in Japan, through service provider KDDI. Waterproof phones have long been a thing in Japan, so it’s not too much of a stretch to think there might be an appetite for soap-proof devices.

Here it is in all its sudsy glory:


This article originally appeared on Recode.net.

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