Siswoo is the fastest growing Chinese phone maker you hardly hear of


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Siswoo are a new company that are barely even a year old, yet they have been the major shows, and have offices in Europe. What makes this company different and how will it work for them in the future?

I’ve met with Siswoo a few times over the year. Be it at shows or at their offices in Shenzhen, and I usually come away from a meeting with a new idea or opinion on how the Chinese phone market is going to continue.

Siswoo began selling phones earlier this year, and from the get go they decided not to do things like every other Chinese brand. Rather than stacking phones up high and selling them off cheap, or doing the usual flash sales and pre-orders, Siswoo decided to go straight to the high-street.

siswoo jazztel

Working with Jazztel in Spain, Siswoo managed to get their phones in flagship stores across Spain, and soon comparisons were made between Siswoo and Spanish electronics brand Bq, not bad for a company coming from nowhere.

siswoo ifa

Siswoo haven’t been shy of investing either. The company were at MWC in Barcelona this year with a surprisingly large booth, and just recently we met the team again at IFA in Berlin sharing the same hall with Huawei and ZTE!

Their investment doesn’t stop at shows though, those German and Spanish offices came at a price, as does their European service center and all those official governmental tests they put their phones through. Take the look at the back of a Siswoo phone and you will see FCC and CE marks plus more depending on the device and where it is destined for.

siswoo r9 darkmoon

Most recently Siswoo have signed a deal with TMobile which will see their dual-screen 500 Euro Siswoo R9 Darkmoon offered on contract in select EU countries.

Everything Siswoo is doing is the polar opposite to brads like UMi, Elephone, Zopo etc, and while we don’t see the brand in the headlines all that often they are slowly growing and in ways usually only reserved for the big international names.

siswoo service center

Siswoo’s expansion in Europe hasn’t gone unnoticed in China either. Chinese network providers are now looking at Siswoo as a European brand and have expressed interest in selling Siswoo phones in the Chinese market as a premium brand.

With the smartphone market becoming more crowded by the day and most companies using the same strategies we might eventually see more Chinese phone makers officially enter international markets and partner with network providers and local stores. If this does happen it is going to be amazing news for us Chinese phone fans.

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22 Comments

  1. RRRobert
    September 10, 2015

    Maybe the recent cool down (decline?) of the Chinese economy will also convince the Chinese manufacturers that it is wiser to gather your revenue in more the one (or two) big markets…

    +1 for Siswoo. Now make me a C50 with better specs or an R9 without the clunky design, and you can count me in.

  2. Duarte Lima
    September 10, 2015

    I really like the European warranty, service centers and all those things, but in reality when you look at the phone and spec sheets (still haven’t held one in my hands) they still feel like a chinese brand, but at big brand prices…

  3. RRRobert
    September 10, 2015

    Maybe the recent cool down (decline?) of the Chinese economy will also convince the Chinese manufacturers that it is wiser to gather your revenue in more the one (or two) big markets…

    +1 for Siswoo. Now make me a C50 with better specs or an R9 without the clunky design, and you can count me in.

  4. Duarte Lima
    September 10, 2015

    I really like the European warranty, service centers and all those things, but in reality when you look at the phone and spec sheets (still haven’t held one in my hands) they still feel like a chinese brand, but at big brand prices…

  5. Faux-News
    September 11, 2015

    Not feeling the new site layout. Confusing, unclear categorizing, all over the place and looks similar to another site. Maybe good to get a vote from readers on what they think or vote for other themes.

    • mersault
      September 11, 2015

      +1

    • September 11, 2015

      The header has been made to look like Tech Tablets website.

  6. Gigi Grace
    September 11, 2015

    Fastest growing is definitely Ulefone. Siswoo? Seldom heard of it!

    • Airyl
      September 11, 2015

      I haven’t really heard of Ulefone since the Be Touch 2. They’ve been pretty silent for a while now.

    • Trayanee
      September 12, 2015

      Ulephone? Certainly not. You cant measure growth by the number of complaints on their products 🙂

  7. Faux-News
    September 11, 2015

    Not feeling the new site layout. Confusing, unclear categorizing, all over the place and looks similar to another site. Maybe good to get a vote from readers on what they think or vote for other themes.

    • Guest
      September 11, 2015

      +1

    • Michael Ogbonnaya
      September 11, 2015

      The header has been made to look like Tech Tablets website.

  8. RuR‎
    September 11, 2015

    The fastest growing company are Xiaomi. Their first phone was in 2011 and now they are one of the biggest smartphone company in the world. Leagoo are also growing very fast (their first phone was official on 4/2014) and Doogee.

    • Francis Sim
      September 13, 2015

      No company can stay the fastest growing year on year. Like you said, Xiaomi’s first phone was in 2011 and they are now one of the biggest smartphone companies. However, the growth rate have slowed as they hit saturation in the Chinese market.

  9. kik
    September 11, 2015

    Fastest growing is definitely Ulefone. Siswoo? Seldom heard of it!

    • Airyl
      September 11, 2015

      I haven’t really heard of Ulefone since the Be Touch 2. They’ve been pretty silent for a while now.

    • Trayanee
      September 12, 2015

      Ulephone? Certainly not. You cant measure growth by the number of complaints on their products 🙂

  10. RuR
    September 11, 2015

    The fastest growing company are Xiaomi. Their first phone was in 2011 and now they are one of the biggest smartphone company in the world. Leagoo are also growing very fast (their first phone was official on 4/2014) and Doogee.

    • Francis Sim
      September 13, 2015

      No company can stay the fastest growing year on year. Like you said, Xiaomi’s first phone was in 2011 and they are now one of the biggest smartphone companies. However, the growth rate have slowed as they hit saturation in the Chinese market.

  11. September 11, 2015

    Wait, the R9 Darkmoon is going to sell for 500 Euros? That’s not much cheaper than the YotaPhone 2 🙁

  12. 10basetom
    September 11, 2015

    Wait, the R9 Darkmoon is going to sell for 500 Euros? That’s not much cheaper than the YotaPhone 2 🙁