Roberto De Jesús Escobar Gaviria, the brother of late Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar, is going toe-to-toe with the $1,500 Escobar Fold 1. It’s a whole lot cheaper at $350, coming unlocked and compatible with “all networks” worldwide., $1,980 and $2,400 by releasing a foldable phone: the
The phone’s website and promotional videos are full of scantily clad women showing off the device, but reveal that it has a 7.8-inch AMOLED FHD Plus screen when folded. It also runs Android 9.0 (Pie), is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Series chipset, and dual 16 and 20 megapixel cameras.
Escobar — the former accountant and co-founder of his deceased brother’s Medellin Cartel — told Digital Trends that the phone won’t suffer from the same as the Samsung Galaxy Fold. It “cannot break” because the screen is made of “a special type of plastic.”
The dual-SIM phone folds outwards, like the Mate X, and you can choose between the $350 128 GB option or the $500 512 GB one.
Escobar Inc. didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.