Siswoo R9 ‘Darkmoon’ takes a jab at the Yotaphone, complete with dual displays


Siswoo came out of nowhere to produce some interesting devices this year. The Cooper i7, Monster R8, and now the Darkmoon R9; the lineup only seems to be getting interesting with each new addition.

As the title of this report says, the Darkmoon R9 is in fact a dual-screen display… with one of the two displays being of e-ink nature, akin to the Yotaphone series. In fact, the R9 does look a lot like the Yotaphone offerings also.

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What’s good about the R9 is that the phone isn’t just about the rear e-ink display, which by the way is a 5-inch 960 x 540 pixel unit. The phone also has a decent set of specifications, lead by the awesome MediaTek MT6752 64-bit octa-core processor. There also happens to be 3GB of RAM and 32GB of ROM at the disposal of the R9 to really make sure that the e-ink display won’t be the only thing potential buyers look at.

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The main front display is a 5.5-inch panel with FHD resolution. There seem to be some interesting additions in the device, such as wireless charging compatibility (Qi standard) and NFC (not sure why). Apart from that, based on what I read on siswoor9.com (I’m not sure if it’s the official website), the phone seems to be in the pre-production phase for now.

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Regardless, the Siswoo R9 does look like it could be a kickass addition to the growing list of interesting Chinese phones… don’t you think?

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24 Comments

  1. Airyl
    April 28, 2015

    If it’s real, then it’s a really cool device, and a fantastic alternative to the Yotaphone.

    My gut tells me it’s just a late April fools day joke though. Mixed feelings.

    • Muhammad Yasir
      April 28, 2015

      same here… :/

  2. Muhammad Yasir
    April 28, 2015

    plz b chep
    if ur real…

    • April 28, 2015

      It either won’t be real, or it won’t be cheap.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        April 28, 2015

        you win this time!

  3. Jay
    April 28, 2015

    Not many of these around, would be interesting to see more copy-cats crop up

  4. April 28, 2015

    My guess is it’ll start around $500 at launch, if it ever stops being vaporware, e.g.: http://www.coolicool.com/siswoo-r9-dual-screen-mtk6752-17ghz-octa-core-55-inch-fhd-screen-android-50-4g-lte-smartphone-g-39114

    It probably won’t sell much at this price.

    • nick
      April 29, 2015

      minideal prices it at 300$… which is pretty ok i guess

  5. balcobomber25
    April 28, 2015

    What is a Yotaphone?

    • Muhammad Yasir
      April 28, 2015

      WOAT ?!
      Of ALL the people , i expected you to know about the yotaphone..

      anyhow , here ya go..

      https://yotaphone.com/

      • balcobomber25
        April 28, 2015

        Lol. One of the few phones I had no clue about till just now.

        Seems interesting but I would need some hands on time to see if it could work for me.

        • Muhammad Yasir
          April 28, 2015

          its grossly overpriced… you’d be better off spending that on four Brilliant Flagships or a MONSTER GAMING PC 😀

          • balcobomber25
            April 28, 2015

            I have a homemade gaming PC as well as a PS4 :). Most my wife will let pay me for a phone though is tops $350. Even though she has the $700 Galaxy S6…..

            • Muhammad Yasir
              April 29, 2015

              that sounds like… Captain Obvious material of unfairness 😀

            • overlord
              April 29, 2015

              Unless Gaming Rig cost more than $700! 😀

            • Muhammad Yasir
              April 29, 2015

              ofcourse 😀
              but our man also has to wait for his wife at the shopping mall , y’know , for picking her favorite garment/jewellery etc , so a gaming pc is only fair in return :p

            • overlord
              April 29, 2015

              lol 😀

            • balcobomber25
              April 29, 2015

              Happy Wife, Happy Life.

            • amirexpressir
              April 30, 2015

              being henpecked is currently a trend for many men around the world…guys have to accept women rule them all in some ways

        • Mesterio
          May 3, 2015

          Balcobomber25, I held you in such high esteem but you are human after all ! ?

          • balcobomber25
            May 4, 2015

            One of the rare times I haven’t heard about a device from Asia. Somehow this one completely slipped by me.

  6. yoselife
    April 28, 2015

    kickass

  7. Paul Sleight
    April 28, 2015

    I first heard about this in mid March, and was very interested. Figured it was out of my price range having seen somewhere pre sale for $300 +. I still like the idea. In fact I had discussed the idea on the Elephone forum. I also thought about the possibility of combining the two screens so that the e-ink one overlaid the Lcd and could be viewed all the time the Lcd wasn’t active. Unfortunately it seems Apple already have a patent on that!

  8. how to pre-order from Russia?