This is the Escobar Fold 1

If we believed that 2019 was going to end if the presentation of a new folding smartphone we were very wrong. Of course, I think I do not exaggerate if I say that nobody would have seen this coming. He Escobar Fold 1.

Among the many possibilities that a new company had to launch a smartphone with a folding screen, the one that made it a new one, created no less than by the brother of the greatest drug dealer of all time, was certainly not the most plausible.

Roberto Escobar, Pablo Escobar’s brother, has announced that his company, Escobar Inc, puts on sale an Android smartphone with quite interesting features and flexible screen for $ 349. But before entering the specifications let’s look at the design … and marketing.

Remember the Flexpai, but in gold

It is clear that the ability of a firm to launch a folding terminal depends on many factors, including a strong investment in the sector. If it was already striking that Flexpai achieved something like that, that an unknown company does it is even more so.

He Escobar Fold 1 It is a device that is very reminiscent of what was the first folding mobile presented, but that has been quite criticized in construction and performance. This new model has quite striking golden tones, as might be expected seeing the aesthetics of the company that created it.

If the Narcos series were set in 2019 without a doubt this mobile would fit in the hands of Pablo Escobar himself.

Girls with little clothes to get attention

Something that also stands out when we enter the website of the company is that among the product photographs there are also some models posing with the mobile (although in some the mobile looks very little). So far nothing new, if not because in the photos they are dressed in lingerie, when they wear something.

That the audience they target is male is beyond doubt, but campaigns like this are more typical of the 80s than of the 21st century.

  • Processor – Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 eight-core.
    • 4 x Cortex A55 at 1.8 GHz.
    • 3 x Cortex A76 at 2.4 GHz.
    • 1 x Cortex A76 at 2.8 GHz.
  • RAM: 6/8 GB
  • Storage.
  • Graph: Adreno 640.
  • screen.
    • Size: 7.8 inches.
    • Resolution: 1920 x 1044 pixels.
    • OLED technology
  • Rear camera.
    • Resolution: 16 Mpx + 20 Mpx.
    • Opening: f / 1.8, f / 1.8 ..
    • Others: LED Flash.
  • Ports:
    • USB Type-C connector.
    • Fingerprint sensor.
  • Others: Dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, GPS …
  • Drums: 4000 mAh with fast charging and fast wireless charging.
  • System:
    • Android version: Android 9 Pie.

Safety first

Roberto Escobar has declared that the security of his new smartphone is something key. In fact, he believes that it is safer than current market proposals. To this end, it has created a case that is capable of controlling mobile emissions so that it is not possible to detect it by scanning bluetooth frequencies and the like.

It seems that Pablo Escobar’s brother does not like that the government can meddle more or less easily within your mobile.

An aggressive price, to end Apple

That a mobile like this costs $ 349 (in its 128 GB version of memory) is striking. The reason is that the created believes that brands such as Apple inflate the prices of their phones and is willing to take them to court to return part of the money earned for it.

If you want to risk buying a similar mobile, or want to see the surreal of the proposal, you can do it in the company’s online store, where you can buy the basic model for $ 349 or the 256 GB for $ 499.