Friday, May 15, 2015

Siswoo R9 Darkmoon is China's answer to the Yotaphone

If you have heard about Russia's Yotaphone 2 , then the concept of dual screens is now new , the Yotaphone was well executed and on paper - but its high price and aging hardware , plus its sketchy availability made it fade into the smartphone background ,but now , Siswoo - a Chinese OEM which we haven't heard until today are re-exploring the two sided display format once again with the R9 Darkmoon .The phone at first glance, basically looks a bit like a OnePlus One (many Chinese handsets share the same design front now) , but on its back , its a completely different story as the white E-ink display and the branding makes the rear of the phone look a bit like the front of the device .The main display of the phone is a 5" 1920x1080p IPS display with 401 ppi , there is also a secondary 4.7" E ink display with a resolution of 540x 960 .Powering the Darkmoon - we have a Mediatek MT6752 64bit Octa core chip clocked to 1.7 Ghz , there is also 3GB of RAM and 32GB of onboard storage , the battery of the phone is 3000 mAh ,although it is the de facto standard, it supports inductive -wireless charging built in . Cameras on the phone include a 13MP rear facing module with LED flash and a 8MP front facing unit , the phone runs Android 5.0 lollipop out of the box and it supports 4G (which is mostly China based TD-LTE bands) .Pricing and availability of this dual screen phone is still not available , but so far reports indicate that it will be cheaper than its Russian counterpart .

Specs at a glance

*5" 1920x1080p IPS display , 401ppi
*4.7" 540x960 E-Ink black and white electronic paper display
*Mediatek MT6752 Quadcore chipset , 64bit , 1.7Ghz
*3GB RAM , 32GB storage
*13 MP rear camera + LED flash
*8MP front camera
*4G support - FDD-LTE B3/B7/B20 ; TDD-LTE B38/B39/B40.
*Android 5.0.2 Lollipop
*3000 mAh non removable battery , QI wireless charging

Written by Rakitha for MasHD

Source - Androidheadlines

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