Smartphone cases that sport a Game Boy design aren’t new, as several third-party manufacturers have been producing these cases for some time now. However, Nintendo just filed a patent for a working Game Boy shell for smartphones.
Although the case itself won’t work as an actual Game Boy, Nintendo’s design allows buttons on the case to be assigned specific commands to work on smartphones. The US patent was registered by Nintendo itself and was found by Siliconera, which comprises of a plastic enclosure shaped like a Game Boy, with working buttons.
When the case is flipped over a smartphone, a Game Boy screen-sized is displayed, which begs the question if an official Game Boy emulator from Nintendo that is made for this case will arrive in iOS and Android soon.
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