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Siswoo R9 Darkmoon is a Dual-Screen Phone Like Yotaphone 2

by Martin 11


While smartphones with dual-SIM support have become quite common from Spain-based manufacturers, a dual screen smartphone is something you don’t see every day. Enter the R9 Darkmoon from manufacturer Siswoo which features two displays, a regular LED screen in front and an e-ink display on the back.

The R9 Darkmoon’s front screen is a 5.5-inch IPS display with a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels while its innovative rear display is a 5-inch e-ink screen with a resolution of 960 x 540 pixels. While the front IPS display I used for regular smartphone use, the e-ink display is perfect for reading e-books, notifications, and other similar functions. Both screens are protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3.

The new smartphone features a simple full metal unibody design that measures around 152 x 77.7 x 8.9mm. It also features a 1.7GHz MediaTek MTK6752 64-bit octa-core processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage, and a 3,000mAh battery. Its front camera is a fixed-focus 8-megapixel shooter while the rear camera features a 13-megapixel sensor, autofocus, and an LED flash.

As for connectivity, the R9 Darkmoon supports dual-SIM standby, 4G LTE, NFC, and Qi wireless charging. Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi connectivity are also expected to be supported. No information on the R9 Darkmoon’s pricing or launch date have been released at the moment.

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  • spoon

    I like it! 🙂

    • The siswoo official site looks nice, maybe they will explore in this year. 😀

      • Gabriel Macht

        could be next year

  • Shanos

    Hopefully as siswoo are China based rather than Russian they will manage to make the phone at a reasonable price. Still not sure how much use the rear display is for most users.
    But if you happen to spend hours commuting to work and read ebooks it could save your battery.
    The other thing it might be useful for is composing selfies with the rear camera.
    Hopefully a full review later in the year will show other interesting ways the screen can be used.

    • Gabriel Lu

      it is China based 😉

  • DC

    I want ….. but how much do you think they be selling?

    • Gabriel

      starting from US$502+

  • Nice. Btw Siswoo, I hope you change your brand name to Darkmoon — it rolls off the tongue better.

  • Abel Edison Zapata Romero

    Siswoo R9 DarkMoon looks awesome but, it don’t have a TF card slot 🙁

    • Gabriel Macht

      Design isn’t finalised

  • Nancy

    Exclusive photos for Siswoo R9 exposed