Apple is expected to launch the iPhone 15 series later this year, which is rumored to include an all-new iPhone 15 Ultra model. Though the phone will likely arrive in Fall 2023, several leaks have already revealed some of the biggest upgrades planned for the iPhone 15 Ultra.
The iPhone 15 Ultra is tipped to feature a periscope lens with 6x or 10x optical zoom capabilities. This will allow lossless zooming compared to the digital zoom on current iPhones. The primary camera may use an 8-element lens design with glass elements for better optics.
Design and Display
Reports indicate a titanium frame on the iPhone 15 Ultra for increased durability while still keeping the weight down. The mute switch could be replaced by a new Action button with customizable functions.
The phone is expected to have slim 1.55mm bezels around the display. The screen size itself is still unconfirmed but a 6.7-inch display is expected.
Performance and Battery
Apple’s next-gen A17 Bionic chip based on the 3nm process will likely power the iPhone 15 Ultra, offering speed and efficiency improvements. It may be paired with up to 8GB of RAM and start with 256GB of base storage.
The new 7nm U2 chip could enable satellite connectivity for sending emergency texts and make Find My more powerful.
Rumors also point to a much bigger battery, potentially 15-20% larger compared to the iPhone 14 Pro Max. 35W fast charging and faster MagSafe/Qi wireless charging are also expected.
The iPhone 15 Ultra might get a Thunderbolt-enabled USB-C port for faster data transfers. The display could be more power efficient, while still offering the same peak brightness.
iPhone 15 Ultra – Specifications
- Display: 6.7-inch OLED, 1.55mm thin bezels
- Chipset: Apple A17 Bionic, 3nm process
- RAM & Storage: 6/8GB RAM, 256GB base storage
- Rear Camera: 48MP main, 6x/10x periscope telephoto, 12MP ultra-wide
- Front Camera: 12MP
- Battery: Up to 20% larger than iPhone 14 Pro Max
- Charging: 35W fast charging support, faster wireless charging
- Connectivity: 5G, WiFi 6, Bluetooth 5.3, Satellite connectivity
- Ports: USB-C with Thunderbolt support
- Security: Face ID
- OS: iOS 17
- Others: Titanium frame, no mute switch, new Action button
Pricing and Availability
iPhone 15 Ultra will come at a premium price point far above the regular iPhone 15 models. The pricing is expected to be similar to the highest-end iPhone 14 Pro Max models in Nepal. This will put it out of reach for many buyers. The phone is expected to come in Dark Blue – Silver Gray – Space Black – Titanium Gray color variants.
iPhone 15 Ultra – Expected Price in Nepal
- 256GB – रु. 2,05,000
- 512GB – रु. 2,65,000
- 1TB – रु. 3,05,000
Note: The pricing table contains estimated prices based on current iPhone 14 series pricing in Nepal and expected premium pricing of iPhone 15 Ultra model.
The iPhone 15 Ultra is shaping up to be the most feature-packed iPhone yet based on all the leaks so far. The expected upgrades like the periscope camera, A17 Bionic chip, larger battery and faster charging will make it Apple’s most advanced iPhone.
The titanium frame and removal of the iconic mute switch indicate a complete design overhaul. Apple seems to be positioning the iPhone 15 Ultra as a no-compromise premium flagship phone. It will appeal most to users who want cutting-edge features and performance.
But for iPhone users who upgrade their devices annually and want the best photography, performance, battery life and display, the iPhone 15 Ultra ticks all the boxes. The satellite connectivity for emergency scenarios will also give it an edge over Android rivals.
iPhone 15 Ultra is shaping up to be the dream iPhone for power users despite its predictably high pricing. We will have to wait for the official launch to see if Apple manages to deliver everything it is promising with the iPhone 15 Ultra.