Video: The Pablo Escobar Fold 2 is just a… Samsung Galaxy Fold?

A notorious drug dealer's brother is hocking Samsung phones that fell off the back of a truck

What if I said the phrases “Pablo Escobar” and “folding phone” to you? Would you be intrigued? Would you want to know more?

Fantastic — because today, we’re here to talk about the Pablo Escobar foldable phone. Specifically, the Escobar Fold 2.

By Callum Booth

We’ve covered the launch of the first Escobar foldable phone (and analyzed the horrendous marketing campaign that went alongside it), but we never actual got our hands on one. Until today.

And best of all? We did this whole thing in glorious moving picture form, something you can watch at the top of the page.

So… what are you doing? Scroll up and let your eyeballs soak in that sweet, sweet Escobar Fold 2 video. Go on, we’re waiting.

Are you not a fan of spicy video content? Don’t care about all the effort we put in to make something marvellous for your consumption? Fine. Because the world is filled with a wide range of people with different likes and dislikes, we’ve also summed up some of the main points about the Escobar Fold 2 below.

You’re very welcome.

Some background

We covered the rough trajectory of the Escobar Fold 1 in this piece, but let’s recap.

The company — Escobar Inc — was founded by Pablo Escobar‘s “biological” brother, Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria, more commonly known as Roberto Escobar.

Now, Escobar Inc was founded to give the world groundbreaking technology (and make money off the Escobar name, of course). It’s more well known for claiming it invented Elon Musk’s flamethrower. And now, I guess, the Escobar Fold 2.

So what is the Escobar Fold 2?

Well, it’s the company’s second foldable phone. The first one was announced at the end of last year and, aside from the drug dealer connection, garnered a lot of attention for one main reason: Price.

While folding phones like the Samsung Galaxy Z Flip and the Motorola Razr are retailing for around $1,500, the Escobar Fold 1 was being “sold” for $350.

Now, the Escobar Fold 2 is the updated version of the phone and is retailing for $400. A ridiculous price, considering Huawei‘s latest folding phone (the Mate Xs) will ship for $2,700. More

By Callum Booth