Escobar Fold 2, the second folding phone from Escobar Inc. -- the tech company owned by Pablo Escobar's brother Roberto De Jesus Escobar Gaviria -- made all the headlines when it was announced in January. The 'Samsung killer' phone was marketed with photos of scantily dressed models, and a catchy "rest in peace Samsung" tagline. Even the promo video of the phone runs with a ‘ripsamsung.com' subtitle. The link redirects to the Escobar Fold 2 page. All the anti-Samsung marketing was because the Escobar Fold 2 looked erringly similar to Samsung's Galaxy Fold, a little too similar. Now, a video from popular tech YouTuber Marques Brownlee, famously known as MKBHD, has revealed that the Escobar Fold 2 is actually the Samsung Galaxy Fold with a golden Escobar skin over it.
In a video published on his YouTube channel, MKBHD uses a box cutter to remove the golden Escobar skin from the phone to reveal Samsung Galaxy Fold inside.
Previous videos and the specs sheet on the Escobar website had already showed earlier that the Escobar Fold 2 has the exact same specifications of the Samsung Galaxy Fold and it came as a rather unusual surprise since the Escobar Fold 2 was offering for $399 (roughly Rs. 29,460), what the Samsung Galaxy Fold is priced at $1,980 (Rs. 1,64,499 in India).
Now, from previous unboxing videos it was understood that Escobar is saving money on the contents inside the box. Unboxing videos of the Escobar Fold 2 also showed that the phone comes with nothing except the phone itself and a charging cable. No manuals, no headphones, no cover or screen protector, etc. However, Brownlee says the company isn't saving on box contents, and the reality is...