Current, and prospective Samsung phone users will soon be able to manipulate their device into a full-fledged Gameboy device, according to highsnobiety.
The recent development comes on the heels of Samsung, a South Korean multinational conglomerate headquartered in Samsung Town, Seoul, officially licensed Hyperkin’s SmartBoy Android add-on.
Interestingly enough, Hyperkin is an innovative, reliable and cost-friendly video game peripheral developer that initially partook in trolling consumers about the development, teasing the add-on on April 1st, or April Fools Day.
In all actuality, it hasn’t been confirmed whether the April Fools Day was a stunt, or the product of a joke being so well received it became a truth or a reality.
With Samsung’s Mobile Accessory Partnership official, the plan’s for the new product will be made available to consumers on store shelves as early as this year, retailing at a reported $49.99.
Note, the Smartboy will be compatible with all Samsung Smartphones that occupy USB Type C port. For the Gameboy die-hards, the compatible Smartphones will be able to take Gameboy Original and Gameboy Color cartridges. Additionally, the Smartphones will be compatible with the modern, up-to-date Gameboy apps.
A niche product, Samsung just earned the respect of “Game-boyers” world wide in the United States and Korean consumer markets.
Our take is while this move most likely won’t boost sales for Samsung, they should expect a slight bump in revenue toward the end of the 4th quarter, around Christmas time, when we expect this product to drop.
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You can check out the teaser here: