05 December 2019
Notorious drug lord Pablo Escobar's biological brother Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria has officially launched a new foldable smartphone named Escobar Fold 1. It is a phone that looks like the Samsung Galaxy Fold but Escobar is targetting Apple with his company, Escobar Inc., and products. This undoubtedly an ambitious goal from a company that is yet to make its mark in the phone industry.
The Escober Fold 1 sports a 7.8-inch Full HD+ (1920 x 1444 pixels) flexible AMOLED display with a 4:3 aspect ratio. It is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8150 processor coupled with 6GB and 8GB of RAM. There are two storage variants, 128GB and 512GB, with support for microSD cards.
It has 16-megapixel and 20-megapixel cameras with f/1.8 aperture and dual-LED flash. There is a 4,000mAh battery to keep the lights on and it will be running Android 9.0 Pie out of the box. It also has a fingerprint scanner and only has an unlocked variant that is said to work with all carriers worldwide.
The unique thing about this Escobar foldable phone is that it costs only $349 for the 6GB/128GB variant and $499 for the 8GB/512GB variant. This is a lot more affordable than many other foldable phones available in the market. And yes, it is also claimed to be "unbreakable" which is something that can be verified only after real-world usage.
On the launch of the Escober Fold 1, Roberto Escobar said,
“I have made one of the first foldable smartphones in the world. Thanks to effective production and no special deals with retailers, we have been able to keep costs low as compared to other manufacturers. The Escobar Fold 1 is the best smartphone in the world right now."
As mentioned in the beginning, Escobar has set his eyes on Apple and claims to be ready for a $30 billion class-action lawsuit. He has accused Apple of looting people by selling "overpriced" and "worthless" phones. He said that the Fold 1 has been released before the lawsuit to show that he can release better phones and at much affordable pricing. The aim of the lawsuit is to make Apple pay "some of their illegal profits back to people".