This dual-screen phone has an e-ink screen and a color display: first real pictures of Siswoo R9 Darkmoon surface

Somewhere in the vast plains of Asia, there is a clone for everything that already exists in the world. It's the backup system of the world, a blueprint that can be used to recreate all the wonders of Western civilization in case of some force majeure that would one day wipe us all off the face of Earth.

We're kidding, of course, but that's pretty much the impression one would be under if you look at the developments in the Chinese smartphone market. This time, there are two devices that are competing for the title of the first one to clone the YotaPhone, a phone originally released by Russian YotaDevices and featuring a secondary e-ink screen (perfectly suitable for long reading without draining much battery) in addition to the main color display.

The two companies in question are Siswoo and UMi, which might be foreign to those accustomed to Apple, Samsung, LG and the rest of the mainstream brands. Nonetheless, Siswoo and UMi have been making smartphones for years, and some of their creations feature pretty astounding value for the money.

Now, Siswoo seems to be on the way to be the first one to clone the YotaPhone with its own Siswoo R9 Darkmoon (now that's a mouthful). Keep in mind that we use clone freely here: there is no direct copying of the design, but the idea of a dual-screen device is obviously borrowed from Yota. Right below, you'd see the first real-life images of the Siswoo R9 Darkmoon in action (you can even see some of the shadowing effect, typical for the low-refresh rate of e-ink screens), and those serve as proof that the device is in advanced phases of production and could arrive before the UMi Zero 2, the other Chinese phone with a dual-screen setup.

Good news is that the Siswoo R9 Darkmoon is expected to carry the typical for the Asian manufacturer low prices. Such a lower price would allow more buyers to get the phone, as the YotaPhone is considered a high-end phone with the respective restraining high price. What do you think, would you get such a phone?


source: Gizchina

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