iPhone 15 Pro set to be much lighter and yet flaunt a long battery life - 2 reasons why

A new leak has revealed that the iPhone 15 Pro models might get lighter while featuring a longer battery life owing to two key upgrades by Apple.

| Updated on: Sep 09 2023, 20:26 IST
iPhone 15 Ultra shock! No boost in battery size likely
iPhone 15 Pro
1/5 The Apple event is going to happen on September 12, 2023. It is expected that the company may launch four new models of iPhone 15. However, the name of the iPhone 15 Pro Max has not been confirmed yet. Will it be changed to iPhone 15 Ultra or will there be an entirely new iPhone? It is still quite uncertain as Apple has remained mum on the issue. But note that the likelihood of an entirely new iPhone (the 5th iPhone) is slim to none. In the meanwhile, just recently, it was reported that the iPhone 15 Ultra/Pro Max may get a battery upgrade, however, it seems like the rumours were false. (Apple)
iPhone 15 Pro
2/5 According to a post shared on X (Formerly Twitter) by tipster Majin Bu, the iPhone 15 Ultra will feature a 4422 mAh battery and not a 4,852 mAh as reported earlier. This is an upgrade from iPhone 14 Pro Max which has a 4323 mAh battery, however, is not a massive upgrade as expected.  (Unsplash)
iPhone 15 Pro
3/5 This rumour can come as a shock to iPhone fans, as most of have demanded a big battery booster shot for the new iPhones. Despite getting a smaller battery, iPhone 15 models are getting various new upgrades and one of them is receiving an A17 Bionic chipset, however, this will be only available for Pro models. (AFP)
iPhone 15 Pro
4/5 Additionally, the iPhone 15 Ultra is also receiving an action button with a titanium frame. It may also feature a new periscope telephoto camera that will enhance the optical zoom range by 5x to 6x - some have even hinted at 10x. This upgrade can give tough competition to Samsung's high-end smartphones. (Apple)
iPhone 15 Pro
5/5 Also, tipsters believe that iPhone 15 models will also feature USB-C type charging, which may also have an impact on the phone’s charging capacity. Needless to say, the actual specs of the smartphone will be announced at the Apple event and till then, just stay tuned for more updates. (Unsplash)
iPhone 15 Pro
View all Images
Know why the iPhone 15 Pro models can boast of a longer battery life despite a lighter weight. (Unsplash)

The iPhone 15 series launch is just around the corner, but the leaks and rumors are showing no signs of slowing down. So, far we know quite a bit about what the upcoming smartphones could look like, but now a new leak has revealed that the iPhone 15 Pro models will get a big battery boost. According to the report, the iPhone 15 Pro and the iPhone 15 Pro Max are likely to get a longer battery life. While this, in itself would not have been a big news given battery improvements are expected in each new generation, this time, the longer battery life comes even as the smartphone itself gets lighter.

Over the years, iPhones have become bigger and heavier to accommodate larger batteries to provide enough fuel to sustain high-demanding hardware. However, this year, the iPhones are likely lighter in weight yet they have not compromised on their battery performance. As per a report by Bloomberg's Mark Gurman, the expected titanium frame for the Pro models will result in about a 10 percent reduction in weight. However, the new 3nm A17 Bionic chipset is expected to offer such a remarkable performance optimization that it increases the battery life significantly. Also read: iPhone 15 Pro Max to remain the highest-end iPhone; iPhone 15 Ultra likely not coming

iPhone 15 Pro models to flaunt a lighter frame

The combination of these two factors can make the iPhone 15 Pro models a lucrative proposition for those who prefer their smartphones to be lightweight but do not want a compromise on the battery life. But this is not all that the Pro models might be featuring this year.

Not sure which
mobile to buy?

The Pro models can also feature a programmable Action button, that is touted to replace the ‘mute switch'. Additionally, they can also feature the USB Type-C charging port, but with faster charging speeds compared to the non-Pro models. Further, they are expected to get thinner bezels and a slightly more curved display.

The iPhone 15 Pro Max is also expected to get a periscope zoom lens that can allow 5x to 6x optical zoom - some have even hinted at 10x. However, this upgrade will not be available for the iPhone 15 Pro model this year. Also read: iPhone 15 dummy models reveal exciting features ahead of Apple event 2023

However, all of this is going to come at a steep price. Some reports have claimed that the prices for the Pro models can be hiked this year. The iPhone 15 Pro can start from $1,099 while the iPhone 15 Pro Max can start from $1199 or $1299. The hike is anything between $100 to $200.

Do note, that all the information provided here is based on leaks and rumors, so take it with a pinch of salt. You will find out what the iPhone 15 series really features at the Apple event scheduled for September 12.

Follow HT Tech for the latest tech news and reviews , also keep up with us on Whatsapp channel,Twitter, Facebook, Google News, and Instagram. For our latest videos, subscribe to our YouTube channel.

First Published Date: 09 Sep, 20:26 IST