Infamous drug kingpin Pablo Escobar’s elder brother Roberto Escobar wants to sue Apple because he thinks that the company sells overpriced phones and shares all the customer data with government and law enforcement agencies. Roberto is not only preparing a class-action lawsuit against the tech giant but also planning to launch his own affordable foldable screen smartphone.
While Roberto is releasing a foldable screen smartphone, one would think that he must be targeting the Galaxy Fold or the Huawei Mate X, but the deceased drug lord’s brother is actually going after Apple. He mentioned it to Digital Trends that Apple is scamming people with its allegedly overpriced phones. The Escobar brother claimed that his lawyers have been ready for a long time to prepare a $30 billion class-action lawsuit against the iPhone maker.
Roberto has already spent close to a million dollars on lawyers and plans to file the case against Apple on January 06, 2020 in the court of California, US. If he is successful in winning the case, he plans to give the money back to the people. He plans to sell a foldable phone at very affordable rates by cutting middlemen like networks and retailers. It will be sold exclusively through Escobar’s website.
The Escobar Fold 1 features an octa-core Snapdragon 855 processor, a 7.8-inch outward foldable AMOLED screen with Full HD+ resolution, a 16MP+20MP dual-camera setup, and a dual-SIM card slot.
The phone runs Android 9, and for some reason, it was showcased in a video by models wearing lingerie. It is being claimed that the phone uses a special plastic material over the screen, so it is “very difficult to break,” unlike phones from Huawei and Samsung.
Roberto also said that his upcoming phone would be very secure, if not 100% secure. He claimed that Apple’s and Samsung’s phones are “100% open to all the governments in the world.” The Escobar Fold 1, on the other hand, will not have backdoors and come with a thin layer of metal which will block RFID and other wireless signals that could be used to hack the device.
The 128GB variant of the phone is priced at $349, while the 512GB version is priced at $499.
Via: Digital Trends