You would think with all these sensors built into these "smart" phones that someone would design a way to incorporate into the bezel, some kind of flip out skeletal protection flaps. The idea is still brewing in my head, so lets see if I can elaborate.
You know how if you ever had a toy X-wing fighter? You could press a button and the wings would "X"? Something like that, that would ultimately be pivoted in the centre of the phones bezel, top and bottom, and when phone "senses" it's falling, it deploys it's "X" cage and the bezel pops out on the front and back of the phone, giving it more like a 'ball' shape (american football) so it can just bounce harmlessly.
If  = phobe without bezel deployed, looking from the top
Then >< would = phone with bezel deployed upon "sensing" drop
No me either.
I'll shut up now.