Remember the surprise folding phone from the notorious deceased Colombian drug lord’s company, Escobar, Inc.? Well, as it turns out, those guys are pretty damn serious about making phones. The company has followed up to its Royal FlexPai clone we saw last year with yet another folding phone, this time, it appears to be a Samsung Galaxy Fold clone, called Escobar Fold 2.
The company, headed by Pablo Escobar’s biological brother Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria, claims that the phone was designed in the U.S.A. and is being assembled in Hong Kong with some parts coming from Shenzhen, China.
But that’s not important. The important thing are what it has to offer and the price. More on the latter in a bit. Though the company did not explicitly said that it is Galaxy Fold clone, it does look like its a Galaxy Fold twin.
Anywho, the spec-sheet is awfully familiar with specs like 7.3-inch Dynamic AMOLED QXGA+ folding display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chip with 2.84 GHz octacore processor, 8/12 GB LPDDR4X RAM, 128/512 GB storage, a tri-camera setup (12 MP + 12 MP Tele + 16 MP ultra-wide), a 10 MP selfie camera, side-mounted fingerprint sensor, USB-C, and a 4,380 mAh lithium polymer battery.
Here’s how Escobar, Inc. is able to this:
“My goal is to become the overstock kingpin of electronic devices this year. All these factories simply have too much technology laying around, nobody is buying anything in China from secondary factories. We cut the prices and give clients direct discounts under the Escobar brand umbrella.”
Speaking of prices… it is like its first’s folding phone, super competitive. We are talking about a starting price of just $399 kind of competitive. The Escobar Fold 2 Folding Smartphone has a initial production run of just 200,000 units. Each phone comes unlocked and runs off Android 10 out-of-the-box.
Not going to lie, Escobar, Inc. may have given me hope that I could own a folding screen phone without selling my soul. Perhaps, I would wait for it to release a Motorola Razr or may a Samsung Galaxy Z Flip clone.
All images courtesy of Escobar, Inc..