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Pablo Escobar’s Brother Launches A $350 Foldable Smartphone

Roberto De Jesús Escobar Gaviria, brother of the late Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar is making an entrance into the foldable phone market. Taking on competition from the $1,980 Samsung Galaxy Fold, $1,500 Motorola Razr,  and $2,400 Huawei Mate X.

 

Escobar Fold 1. Picture: Escobar Inc.

 

His Escobar Inc. has released a foldable phone: the Escobar Fold 1. Priced at$350,  it’s so much cheaper. It will be “unlocked” and compatible with “all networks” worldwide.

 

Roberto boasts that the Escobar Fold 1’s plastic screen “cannot break,” unlike Samsung’s Galaxy Fold.

 

The phone’s website and promotional videos are full of scantily clad women showing off the device. They reveal that the phone has a 7.8-inch AMOLED FHD Plus screen when folded. It runs on the Android 9.0 (Pie) and is also powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Series chipset, and dual 16 and 20-megapixel cameras.

 

The main focus of the videos is the models. It also contains a bit of an odd reference to late Apple co-founder Steve Jobs. The screen has a wallpaper is Pablo Escobar’s 1977 mugshot on its home screen.

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Screen Made From Special Type of Plastic

Roberto De Jesús, a former accountant, and co-founder of his deceased brother’s Medellin Cartel told Digital Trends that the phone won’t suffer from the same durability issues as the Samsung Galaxy Fold. It “cannot break” because the screen is made of “a special type of plastic.”

 

The phone is a dual-SIM phone and folds outwards, like the Huawei Mate X. It comes in price ranges of $350 for the 128 GB option or $500 for the 512 GB one.

 

Escobar Inc. didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment for Digital Trends.

 

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