Robert Escobar, the brother of Pablo Escobar released a Samsung Galaxy-like smartphone, to commemorate his brother’s 26th death anniversary.
The foldable smartphone is named ‘Escobar 1‘ and is noticeably cheaper, costing $349 for the 128 GB variant and $499 for 512 GB variant. The prices are set extremely low compared to Samsung Galaxy Folds costs $2214. The firm describes the phone as extremely durable that can only be destroyed if set on fire.
Robert Escobar’s target is, however, not Samsung but Apple. As indicated by his statement, the product has been designed as a result of the whim and carries serious intentions.
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In his recent statement to Digital Trends, Robert Escobar said: “I have told many people that I would beat Apple and I will. I cut the networks and retailers, to sell to customers phones that can fold for only $349, phones which in stores cost thousands of dollars by Samsung and others. This is my goal, to beat Apple, and by doing it myself like I always have.”
The world’s first cheapest smartphone, ‘Escobar Fold 1’ gives the users the AMOLED, 7.8-inch flexible display with a resolution of 1920×1444 that folds outwards in half.
Robert added that it is made up of a special type of plastic that is unbreakable and tougher than the Samsung Galaxy Fold.
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The phone is powered by the Flagship Snapdragon 855 chipset, having a RAM up to 8GB and 512 GB storage.
The Escobar 1 has the camera of 16MP f/1.8 primary camera and a 20MP secondary shooter. The external body is fancy with a logo of Escobar Inc carved at the back of the phone.
The Escobar Fold 1 functions across all networks around the world and is carrier unlocked. The company also offers free shipment.
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Escobar’s family history
Robert Escobar hails from a powerful family, formerly led by his brother Pablo Escobar. Pablo Escobar emerged as a powerful drug trafficker and criminal in the 1980s and 1990s. He was the head of the Medellin Cartel.
Soon after Pablo’s birth, his family moved to a suburb in Colombo. He became involved in the crime of smuggling stereo equipment and stealing tombstones to resale in his teenage.
Pablo soon turned out to be a major drug dealer of cocaine with Peru, Bolivia, and Ecuador, as major breeding grounds of cocaine, in proximity to Colombia.
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In the 1970s, he created a crime organization that was later identified as the Medellin Cartel. The organization formally dealt with the production, transport, and sale of cocaine.
By the 1980s, Pablo Escobar’s worth estimated to be nearly $25 million. He owned a 7000-acres house in Colombia. He funded various multiple charity projects that earned him the comparison of Robin Hood. He also managed to win elections for the alternate in Congress in 1982.
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In June 1991, he surrendered to authorities and was jailed subsequently. His criminal activities and business flourished despite his imprisonment. Authorities allowed him to afford his luxurious lifestyle in jail. He was allowed to built himself a luxurious prison la Cathedral that contained sauna, nightclub, soccer field and waterfall. In 1992, he escaped but was killed in a shootout with authorities after he was located in Medellin.