Siswoo launch dual screen Siswoo R9 Darkmoon at IFA

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Siswoo have officially launched the dual screen Siswoo R9 Darkmoon at IFA, with plan of releasing the phone under contract with TMobile in Europe.

Siswoo had an impressive display at IFA, the company managed to get a booth only a short walk away from the busy Huawei and ZTE areas and managed to create quite a stir of their own with the dual screen R9 Darkmoon.

Although we had already been lucky enough to test the phone in private, demo models of the R9 were on display for the media and tech fans alike to play around with. These final models are the same spec as the pre-production sample and feature a Mediatek MT6752 chipset, 3GB RAM, a front 5-inch FHD display and rear 4.7-inch E-ink panel.

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To switch between the panels is a piece of cake. First of all lock the main screen by pressing the power button, turn the phone over so the e-ink panel is facing forward and then hit the power button again. It takes a few seconds for the e-ink panel to catch up, but once up and running you can greatly extend your battery life.

Siswoo only have plans to sell the R9 Darkmoon through contracts with Tmobile, the reason being the high cost of the phone (around 500 Euros), but they did say it is possible to launch the phone for sale via internet channels if demand is high enough.

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  1. Lenhard
    September 8, 2015

    500 € – wow, they are quite optimistic! 🙂

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    • Bruce S
      September 8, 2015

      Where I come from, we call that dreaming!

  2. Muhammad Yasir
    September 8, 2015

    way too fudging expensive !

    • balcobomber25
      September 8, 2015

      Cant argue with you on that one theres only a few brands I would pay that much for and Siswoo isn’t one of them.

      • Muhammad Yasir
        September 9, 2015

        Balco Agrees ….
        I feel Blessed!

  3. Dante
    September 8, 2015

    500 euros – Siswho?

    • Marius Cirsta
      September 8, 2015

      Yeah not gonna fly at 500 E even if it were worth it ( with MTK6572 it’s really not ). Siswoo just doesn’t have the brand and I doubt people will pay that much even if it were branded by T-Mobile … this 500E and up slot is really reserved for when you have brand recognition.
      I’m still looking at getting one of these but if I pay that kind of money I really want a good SOC too and very good build … maybe the UMI Zero 2 if that ever gets launched.

  4. Dante
    September 8, 2015

    The e ink makes this thing expensive dayumn gotta wait for a oukitel for my reading pick that pro model is gonna have the x20 at 400 dollars

  5. waterresist
    September 8, 2015

    According to the prices here in Hungary T mobile would not make it noticeably cheaper contract or not, would it?

    • balcobomber25
      September 8, 2015

      Buying phones on contract is usually cheaper up front but you pay more in the long run.

      • waterresist
        September 19, 2015

        Here you pay more even in a short time. The “base” price is usually more than any local reseller’s price. 🙁

  6. balcobomber25
    September 8, 2015

    I was really excited about this phone back in April (?) when they teased it but now seeing it in the flesh im not so certain I like it.

  7. yalok
    September 8, 2015

    The price is too high, but aside from yotaphone, they have no competition.