Let's say we put in a cocktail shaker a Galaxy Fold, a lucky rabbit and a chapter of Narcos, the popular Netflix series; We shake very hard and what do we get from this mixture as explosive as it is varied? A folding phone with all the mentioned ingredients. And the Escobar Fold 1 has a little of each seasoning: a Galaxy Fold as an inspiring muse, the fame of Narcos and the lucky rabbit, the one Roberto Escobar is going to need, for this formula to work. Why the luck? Because this entrepreneur promises to sell such a jewel for only $ 349 dollars.
In this incredible story, nothing is as it seems and of course, the announcement of the device already seems more a bad joke of the Day of the Innocents than a real product, but we fear not. The brother of the well-known drug trafficker Pablo Escobar goes for it all with the project and promises that he will bend the knees to the same Apple with his iPhone
The square of the circle
But before putting a little order in all this mess, we go with the specifications of the Escobar Inc terminal: we are facing a phone with folding AMOLED screen of 7.8 inches (1920 x 1044 pixels), Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor octa core, storage Internal to choose between 128 and 256 GB and a generous battery of 4,000 mAh that has fast charging and also the possibility of doing it wirelessly.
With regard to the cameras, it has two lenses at the back of 20 and 16 megapixels respectively, while the selfies is actually the same, taking advantage of the ability to fold the device. The camera has double flash with LED technology, and in the rest of the specifications, it offers dual SIM, fingerprint sensor (it is not clear if on the screen), and Android 9.0. With all this artillery you can expect a price that far exceeds 1,000 dollars right? This is where the fun part comes: Escobar Inc already accepts orders from Escobar Fold 1 for only $ 349 Milagro dollars?
Apple, lead or silver
If you have started to frown asking how a newcomer can come (we do not know previous experience of Escobar Inc in the telephone world), not only master a technology as complex and innovative as folding screens, but achieve economies of scale as high that manage to reach a ridiculous price if we compare it with Samsung, or Apple. What does Apple have to do with all this? You will be wondering
Well, the truth is that, as a product and market, nothing: Californians do not have, as you know, no folding iPhone, and are heading to a world market without practically border limits. But it was not we who have put the Cupertino in this quagmire, but Roberto Escolar himself, who has confirmed Digital Trends which is going to defeat Apple and its first blow is not in the market, with the terminal, but in the courts with a lawsuit against those of the apple for selling phones at a premium. How much money are we talking about? Escobar Inc attorneys request an unreasonable amount: $ 30 billion (30,000 million) dollars to start
A great marketing (or vanity) maneuver
If nothing else fits in this story (and neither do we), don't worry too much because we may be facing a sound marketing maneuver. A review of the company's precedents on its own website gives us a key to its movements, among which are lawsuits against Netflix and Elon Musk (they claim that I copied their flamethrower). As you can see, a career of headlines in which the Escobar Inc brand takes notoriety in media such as TMZ.
But far from all this light and sound show, the truth is that Escobar Fold 1 (the ?1? suggests that there will be more versions in the future, in the company's plans), you can buy now and you can validate the acquisition The question is when will it arrive and what will it really reach you. We are really facing a disruptive product in the market that will put Apple and Samsung against the wall, or is it a fun fire of artifice? Whatever it is, we would like to know the end of this story.
In the meantime, you can entertain yourself with the first video of Escobar Fold 1, with a really good appearance, or if not, with any of its promotional videos
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