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Are These Foldable Phones the Future of Work?

Smash a phone, a tablet, and a laptop together, and you've got this new breed of pocket-size devices. We unfold one for a test.

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Don Crawley once worked for celebrities; he was one of Kanye West's managers. Now he makes clothing that's worn by celebrities — LeBron James, Big Sean, and The Weeknd all don his apparel, which is called Just Don. Ask Crawley how he's done it and he says a big part is efficiency: He is constantly multi­tasking and runs every aspect of his business from his phone.

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The steady hinge on Samsung’s Fold2 works exactly like a laptop’s.

That's why he was excited to try the new crop of foldable phones and embraced the Samsung Galaxy Z Fold2 5G. (Crawley appeared in a Samsung promotional video but is not affiliated with the company.) The way he sees it, more screen space means he can work faster. "I can open a separate window to access presentations or PDFs, or answer an email, at the same time," he says.

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