Escobar Inc, the company founded by Roberto Escobar, brother of the legendary drug trafficker Pablo Escobar, has just launched a folding smartphone that, in the words of its creator, aims to dethrone the iPhones.
The phone is foldable, has a gold finish, has a Snapdragon 855 processor from Qualcomm, Android 9 Pie, 6 or 8 GB of RAM and 128 or 256 GB of storage, 4,000 mAh battery and two cameras of 16 and 20 megapixels.
According to Roberto Escobar, the phone cannot be broken because its screen is made of “a special type of plastic that is very difficult to break”.
The mobile costs 349 dollars (about 315 euros) in its version of 6 GB of RAM and 128 GB of storage, and 499 dollars (451 euros) in its version with 512 GB of internal memory. And there are few: only 100,000 units have been manufactured. The mobile can already be bought on the company’s website.
Roberto Escobar wants to oust Apple from the leadership of the sector. The brother of the famous drug trafficker believes that in the company founded by Steve Jobs they are “swindlers” for pretending “to deceive people by selling overvalued phones”. For this reason, he wants to sue the company to demand 30,000 million dollars that would go to people who “have been cheated” all this time.
“I’ve told a lot of people that I would beat Apple and I will. I cut the networks and the retailers, to directly sell customers phones that can be folded for only $349, phones that in stores cost thousands of dollars for Samsung and others. This is my goal, beating Apple, and doing it myself like I’ve always done,” Escobar says,