Siswoo will launch in the Chinese market with R9 Darkmoon


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Siswoo are a company that like to do things a little differently and will continue to set new trends with the launch of their premium dual screen phone in the Chinese market before the New Year.

Siswoo are looking to launch their first phone in China, but they aren’t interested in competing with Meizu or Xiaomi, instead they want to enter the market further upstream and take on premium end of the market.

The dual screen Siswoo R9 Darkmoon is the phone that they intend to release first in a strategy which will see the phone maker mix with the likes of Yotaphone, Apple, Oppo, Vivo and Huawei. The move is the opposite of what we have seen in the past (with phone makers creating low-end devices for the Chinese consumer), but one that makes perfect sense. The phone also features a Mediatek MT6752 chipset, 5-inch FHD main display, 13 mega-pixel main camera, alloy body and rear 4.7-inch E-ink panel. The news of the Chinese release was announced at a trade show held between Russia and Chinese governments earlier this month.

While Siswoo see China as a market where they can thrive in the premium phone segment they realise the budget and mid-range sector is already over-crowded. Whether this mean that we will see more wallet friendly designed for international customers in the future (from Siswoo and others) remains to be seen.

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7 Comments

  1. sHmoX
    October 19, 2015

    I <3 BEZELS…

    • MattD
      October 19, 2015

      Seriously? You really did not realized the first pic is the e-link rear panel?

  2. jolu
    October 19, 2015

    I’m waiting for this phone to arrive. But since the price is yet unknown I’m not sure if it will be ‘affordable’ enough for it specs.

    • MattD
      October 19, 2015

      Very likely, it won’t: I’ve read somewhere that the e-link technology is still very expensive for this use… But let’s wait and see, maybe it will still be a nice deal although it could not cost like a jiayu s3 or the others 6752 devices

      • jolu
        October 19, 2015

        I’m not hoping for a price between 100 – 300 usd. But it would be nice if they could keep it under 400 usd.

        Yotaphone’s are around 500 usd if i’m not mistaken.

  3. October 19, 2015

    As much as I like the R9 and want it to succeed, I don’t think Siswoo are being realistic if they intend to price the R9 “further upstream and take on premium end of the market” with an older MT6752 chip when the MT6795 is now the “in” chip. If this phone launches at over $350, then I can only wish them the best of luck, because they’ll need it.

  4. Thi Ha
    October 20, 2015

    I wonder how the e-ink display work. Will it be always showing what it is shown on LCD screen?
    That would be suck.
    I wanna know how it really works.