Pablo Escobar's brother, Roberto De Jesús Escobar Gaviria or Roberto Escobar, has launched a new foldable "affordable" phone. Yes, the infamous brother of the drug aims to confront Apple and other smartphone manufacturers, such as Samsung, with the launch of Escobar Fold 1.
The foldable smartphone looks a lot like the Royole FlexPai, which was the first folding phone to be launched. However, it was nowhere as refined as some other foldable phones launched later, such as the Galaxy Fold. This is not the first time that Roberto Escobar has launched an unexpected product. Earlier this year, he launched a flamethrower that looked like Elon Musk's "Not a Flamethrower".
A foldable phone affordable for everyone
It's one of the cheapest foldable phones you can buy right now. The Escobar Fold 1 is priced at $ 349 or about Rs. 25,000. On the other hand, the Galaxy Fold costs $ 1,980 or Rs. 1,64,999. It's easy to see the huge price gap between the two folding phones. In a statement shared with Digital trendsRoberto Escobar says the Escobar Fold 1 will be much more durable than the Galaxy Fold thanks to the "special type of plastic" used for the panel.
The Escobar Fold 1 will be available as an unlocked device by your operator. You will be able to use the phone anywhere in the world. In addition, those looking to buy the device will be able to do it directly from Escobar Inc website. To make the transaction even more enjoyable, you do not have to pay any shipping costs.
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Escobar Fold 1 Specifications
The Escobar Fold 1 comes with a 7.8-inch flexible AMOLED display with a FullHD resolution of 1920 x 1444. The screen of the device folds outward unlike the Galaxy Fold that folds towards the inside. This certainly raises the question of durability because the plastic screen can be scratched easily.
The current flagship chipset, the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, powers the device. You also have 6GB of RAM and 128GB of storage with the basic variant of the device. However, there is another variant with 8 GB of RAM and 512 GB of built-in storage. You can also expand storage via a microSD card that has become a rarity nowadays.
When switching to cameras, there is a 16 megapixel main camera f / 1.8 coupled to a 20 megapixel secondary camera. For juice, it has a 4000mAh battery that seems to have to charge the device at midday. The device also supports dual sims.
In terms of overall design, the device is remarkably similar to the Royole FlexPai, as we mentioned earlier. However, the gold outer shell and the Escobar Inc. logo differentiate the device.
Evidently, Escobar Fold 1 Squadron, which comes from the drug king's brother, is announced on the site in a rather "unusual" way for smartphones. The "Escobar Girls" present foldable smartphone in lingerie. However, before letting yourself be tempted by a phone that looks too good to be true, we suggest you lay it down. Otherwise, consider buying the phone only if you have the extra dough, because the price too good to be true could be what it is: "too good to be true".
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