Nintendo has yet to show any inclination toward abandoning standalone gaming handhelds in favor of a smartphone, although the company has said that they will release five mobile games before March 2017. That isn’t stopping one fan from dreaming big.
The “Smart Boy” is a fan-made rendering of what a Nintendo smartphone might look like using Android OS. It draws heavy inspiration from both the Game Boy name and design — just without the monochrome screen.
The concept comes with a rear camera, micro USB slot, and headphone jack. Cartridges would provide extra storage. An attachment called the “Game Bat” would add a D-pad, analog stick and face buttons.
Of course none of this will come to fruition since it is a fan-made concept and not actually designed by Nintendo. One can only hope that Nintendo will take some hints here, though, and make something similar in the not too distant future.
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