The brother of late Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, Roberto Escobar, has released a foldable smartphone through his investment company, Escobar, Inc, that is expected to compete with Samsung Galaxy Fold 2.
Escobar Inc. CEO Olof Gustafsson told CNN that Escobar Fold 1 is made of a proprietary plastic that "makes it almost unbreakable."
The foldable smartphone uses Google's Android operating system, which comes in both 128 GB and 512 GB models. Escobar Inc.'s website retails the 128 GB version for $349 and 512 GB for $499.
"Our phone has gone through rigorous testing," Gustafsson said.
"The only true way to break our phone is to burn it, which I would imagine an average user would not do."
Mostly blind and deaf from a letter bomb that exploded in his face in prison in the early 1990s, Roberto has aspirations of dominating the foldable smartphone space and compete with giants like Samsung.
"We want to beat the competition," Gustafsson told CNN.
"We figured out very fast that if we make a good telephone that folds for a reasonable price, we can sell many units. And that is what is happening now."
Roberto wants to be a direct competitor with Samsung's Galaxy Fold 2, which is expected to launch in 1Q20 and retail for $1,000.
Escobar Inc.'s website promotes the smartphone as the answer to your prayers, including a price that makes it an affordable foldable smartphone.
The website landing page has three videos, attempting to convince consumers why Escobar Fold 1 is something they need.
One video shows beautiful women in a mansion playing with the phone...
Several other videos show the phone in operational use.
We remain skeptical as to whether this is actually a real phone, considering it's being sold by the brother of a former Colombian drug lord who, at one point, controlled 80% of the world's cocaine market.