At the end of last year, Roberto Escobar, the brother of the famous Colombian drug lord Pablo Escobar, introduced the flexible smartphone Escobar Fold 1, which was just a branded version of Royole FlexPai. But they promised to sell the device for only 350 dollars.
Two months later, Escobar introduced the $ 400 Escobar Fold 2, which looked suspiciously like the Samsung Galaxy Fold. And not in vain, because, no matter how wild it sounds, this is the Galaxy Fold.
It is the full-fledged regular serial Galaxy Fold worth about $ 2,000, which Escobar sells for $ 400. Although it sells – it is said loudly.
But first, the smartphone. Several people have actually received their second-generation “escobarphones”, so we can make sure that it’s just a Galaxy Fold with a sticker. Moreover, the company itself directly speaks about this in the letter that is present in the kit. Escobar claims to have bought many of Samsung’s flexible smartphones from retailers and now offers them for 20% of the original price. All that the company did was set its wallpaper and put stickers on the case.
As for sales, the bottom line is that many argue that this entire campaign is just fraud. Allegedly, many who ordered the first model still have not received their smartphones. True, for such a manufacturer offers a free update of the order to Escobar Fold 2. But at the same time at least three have already received this same Escobar Fold 2, and after all on each such client the company lost at least about $ 1,500.
In general, the story is extremely unusual, and it will be very interesting to see how it ends.