Pablo Escobar’s brother launches smartphone – and vows to sue Apple

The brother of Colombian drug kingpin Pablo Escobar has launched a rather unexpected product: a foldable gold smartphone.

Roberto Escobar claims the $349 (£265) device – which is similar to Samsung’s Galaxy Fold and Huawei’s Mate X – is unbreakable.

Promotional stills of the Escobar Fold 1 feature Pablo’s grinning mugshot as a default background, and an advert for the phone features scantily dressed models in heels.

The Escobar Fold 1. Pic: Escobar Inc
Image:Roberto Escobar claims the Escobar Fold 1 is unbreakable

In an interview with Digital Trends, Mr Escobar said: “My phone cannot break, because I did not have to make a glass screen like Samsung.

“Our screen is made of a special type of plastic, and we still have the best resolution. Our special plastic is very difficult to break.”

Mark Gibson

Graduates in Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1990. Move to Los Angeles California in 2004. Specialized in Internet journalism.

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