5/14/2015

The Siswoo R9 Darkmoon is a dual screen flagship phone with better specs than the Yotaphone 2

New kids on the block Siswoo have just sent details over of their new Siswoo R9 Darkmoon phone with dual screen set up, 64bit processor, 3GB RAM and LTE!

If we asked you to think of the dual screen phone you would most likely say the Yotaphone, but that is no longer the only 2 screen phone on the market. The new Siswoo R9 Darkmoon also boasts a secondary E-ink panel on the rear, while beating the Yotaphone 2 spec for spec.

The R9 Darkmoon is a 5-inch phone with octacore 64bit Mediatek MT6752 processor, similar to the Siswoo i9 Cooper we recently reviewed, but aimed at phone users who need more memory, and want the the benefit of a low energy E-ink display.



Siswoo have given the R9 Darkmoon 3GB RAM, 32GB memory, an 8 mega-pixel front camera, 13 mega-pixel rear, dual SIM support and a 3000mAh battery. In comparison the Yotaphone 2 has just an 8 mega-pixel main camera, 2GB RAM and smaller 2500mAh battery.

The 64bit chip runs Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box on either the front 5-inch FHD IPS panel or on the rear 4.7-inch E-ink panel. An E-ink display uses much less power than a FHD display so users can switch to the rear panel for reading ebooks, browsing the web, reading emails etc saving power and extending battery run time.

Connectivity includes GPS, Glonass, Beidou, navigation options, dual band 2.4Ghz/5Ghz WIFI, GSM (850/900/1800/1900Mhz), WCMA (B1/B2/B3) and FDD-LTE (B3/B7/B20). The R9 Darkmoon will come in either white or black colour options.

We’ve asked Siswoo if they can send over a sample of the Siswoo R9 Darkmoon for review, and we have also asked for pricing and availability news for this Chinese Yotaphone rival.

What do you think of the Siswoo R9 Darkmoon? Is a 2nd E-ink display something you would like to give a go?