Nintendo Has Patented A Game Boy Case For Smartphone Devices
Nintendo has filed a patent in the United States Patent and Trademark Office on March 16, 2018 for a Game Boy Case that shares the design with the original Game Boy, from the images we can note the buttons features a technology that will enable the smartphone capacitive screen to detect inputs from the physical buttons as if it where the press of a finger. The case also has a opening where the game will display presumably with the same aspect ratio as the original Game Boy.
We can also note that there are no X & Y neither L & R buttons, so we can presume Nintendo is planning only a re-release of some of the Game Boy Pocket/Color games, NES games might work as well but we don’t think Nintendo will release consoles games into a handheld device and stepping it into NES Classic territory.
Take a look at some of the concept down below:
“Here you can see an example of a smartphone being placed inside the cover, and where the buttons and “screen” would correspond to on the touchscreen device. The buttons use a conductive sheet within the cover that enables the touchscreen to sense the input when the nub on the bottom side touches the touchscreen, in the same way human fingers are sensed. According to above picture, the casing also leaves open a small window (number 16) for the front camera and device speakerphone, and the top and bottom of the phone are not obstructed, so the user can connect the device to a speaker or USB device. The camera and speakerphone are able to be used as intended.
Although the examples so far indicate that the cover is used for smartphones, Nintendo took care to put in that while it is an example of electronic equipment, it does not have to be limited to this, and “may be attached to other electronic equipment such as a tablet terminal that does not have a telephone function”.
Read the full article at – Siliconera.
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