PABLO Escobar’s brother has ‘launched’ a gold smartphone with the help of a bevvy of naked models.
Publicity-mad Roberto Escobar unveiled the $349 Escobar Fold 1 this week – however the dodgy system is only a repainted Chinese language handset.
Revealing the cellphone with a raunchy promotional video, he claimed it would help him take down tech big Apple.
Roberto – who claims to have been ‘head of assassinations’ for the feared Medelln cartel – bragged: “I’ve made one of the first foldable smartphones in the world.
“Because of efficient manufacturing and no particular offers with retailers, we’ve been in a position to hold prices low as in comparison with different producers.
“The Escobar Fold 1 is the best smartphone in the world right now.”
The cellphone itself is a repainted FlexPai from Chinese language agency Royole – and the similar mannequin was slammed for its “terrible user experience” after a botched launch final January.
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One assessment dubbed the handset “charmingly awful” and claimed it was “the sort of device that companies rush out when they feel the absolute imperative to be first with some new technology.”
It provides: “Royole hurriedly threw the FlexPai together and let the world gawk at its wondrous, foldable awfulness.”
It comes simply weeks after Roberto vowed to “take down” Elon Musk, claiming the tech billionaire stole his concept for a novelty flamethrower.
He says he mentioned the concept with one of Musk’s engineers throughout a go to to the Escobar compound in the summer season of 2017.
In January final yr, Mr Musk’s Boring Firm launched a line of “flamethrowers” – massive blowtorches formed like weapons that challenge burning propane.
The product was named Not-A-Flamethrower after customs officers in the US mentioned they’d not enable the countrywide sale of gadgets known as “flamethrowers”.
The gadgets have been half of a advertising promotion for Boring, and all 20,000 produced bought out inside a number of days.
Mr Escobar alleges that he advised the idea to Musk’s engineer months earlier than they have been launched, and that it had been impressed by his brother’s purported behavior of burning cash as an alternative choice to heating.
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Pablo Escobar was a Colombian drug lord whose Medelln Cartel monopolised the commerce of cocaine into the United States in the 1980s and 1990s.
Dubbed the King of Cocaine, he stopped at nothing to guard his drug trafficking enterprise and was behind the murders of 1000’s of individuals.
With an estimated price of 24billion, Escobar made the Forbes’ billionaires checklist of the world’s richest individuals seven years in a row starting in 1987 and peaked at quantity seven in 1989.
Escobar’s enterprise was so massive that along with planes, helicopters, automobiles, vans, and boats, he even purchased two submarines for transporting his cocaine into the US.
Many of his properties had hidden stashes of money and jewelry.
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The kingpin even opened his personal zoo, smuggling in elephants, giraffes and hippos into the lavish grounds.
Robert was the co-founder of the Medelln Cartel, and served as the organisation’s accountant and his brother’s right-hand man.
Representatives for Royole have been approached for remark.