It’s Techtember, and as expected, Apple, the juggernaut of the smartphone industry, has made quite an entrance with the unveiling of its latest iPhone 15 series. This grand reveal took place at the highly anticipated Apple Event 2023. We also saw the introduction of other remarkable products like the Apple Watch Ultra 2 and Watch Series 9. Apple showcased all the hardware for this year. So, we will have a look at the specifications, availability, and iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus price in Nepal below.
Starting off with the design, the iPhone 15 And 15 Plus are identical to their predecessors. The design strikes a balance between form and function. The iPhone 15 measure 147.6 mm x 71.6 mm x 7.80 mm in dimensions and a weight of 171 grams. In contrast, the iPhone 15 Plus boasts a larger form factor, measuring 160.9 mm x 77.8 mm x 7.80 mm and weighing 201 grams, providing a substantial yet manageable presence.
Both models feature a meticulously crafted design, with color-infused back glass treated through a dual-ion exchange process to achieve a luxuriously textured matte finish. The aerospace-grade aluminum enclosure, complemented by contoured edges, enhances the tactile experience and aesthetics. Additionally, the Ceramic Shield front cover ensures durability against everyday wear and tear. Both device arrives in five fresh and vibrant colors, including pink, yellow, green, blue, as well as black.
The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus feature remarkable Super Retina XDR displays available in 6.1-inch and 6.7-inch sizes. With a resolution of 2556×1179 pixels at 460 ppi, these OLED displays provide vibrant and sharp visuals. The addition of the Dynamic Island introduces a seamless way to interact with essential alerts and Live Activities, adapting effortlessly for tasks like navigation in Maps, music control, and real-time updates from third-party apps. These displays are optimized for content consumption, Apple Fitness+ workouts, and gaming, offering impressive HDR support with up to 1600 nits peak brightness for HDR photos and videos. In bright outdoor conditions, the peak outdoor brightness reaches an impressive 2000 nits, doubling the brightness of the previous generation. Similarly, its features include True Tone, wide color support (P3), Haptic Touch, and a fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating, ensuring a visually stunning and functional display experience.
The iPhone 15 and 15 Plus elevate mobile photography with its advanced dual-camera system. Its primary 48 MP camera, equipped with a wide ƒ/1.6 aperture and sensor-shift optical image stabilization, captures super-high-resolution photos with meticulous detail. Complementing this, the 12 MP Ultra Wide lenses with f/2.4 aperture, and FOV 120˚ offer versatility and depth. It is enhanced by features like Deep Fusion, Smart HDR 5, and Night mode, the device delivers exceptional photo and video quality. Additionally, the inclusion of an extra 2x Telephoto lens option grants users three optical-quality zoom levels—0.5x, 1x, and 2x—representing a remarkable advancement in the iPhone’s dual-camera system.
Its next-generation portraits offer sharper detail, vivid colors, and improved low-light performance. Likewise, other improvements in Night mode include sharper details and more vibrant colors, and Smart HDR enhances skin tones, highlights, mid-tones, and shadows, which benefits not only the 48MP Main camera but also the Ultra Wide camera and TrueDepth front camera. The rear cameras support 4K video at 24, 25, 30, and 60fps, as well as 1080p at 25, 30, 60, 120, and 240fps for slow motion. The Cinematic mode offers 4K recording at 30fps with stereo sound. The front camera also records 4K video at 24, 25, 30, and 60fps, along with 1080p at 25, 30, 60, and 120fps, all with gyro-EIS for stabilization.
Apple A16 Bionic Chip
Now coming to the performance of the devices, both iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus is powered by the same Apple A16 Bionic chipset that was featured in the iPhone 14 series. It features a 6-core CPU with two high-performance cores, offering a 20 percent reduction in power consumption, and four high-efficiency cores. This configuration ensures both speed and efficiency, effortlessly managing resource-intensive tasks while maintaining impressive battery life. The 5-core GPU enhances graphics performance with a 50 percent boost in memory bandwidth, guaranteeing smooth video streaming and gaming experiences.
In terms of memory configurations, both iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are available in three NVMe internal storage variants: 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB. Likewise, on the software front, both devices is running on the latest iOS 17 OS.
Talking about the battery prowess of the iPhone 15 and 15 Plus, both smartphones feature a Built‑in rechargeable lithium‑ion battery. As usual, the brand has not disclosed the actual size of the battery. Both smartphones arrive with better battery life compared to their predecessors. Apple also claims that it offers up to 20 hours of video playback on the iPhone 15. Likewise for the iPhone 15 Plus, it offers up to 26 hours of video playback. Both the iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus come with 20W Type-C Wired charging, which can recharge the battery to 50% in just 30 minutes. Additionally, they offer convenient wireless charging options, including 15W through MagSafe and 7.5W via Qi wireless charging, providing users with a range of fast and efficient charging choices.
One of the most significant changes in the iPhone 15 lineup is the adoption of USB-C charging, offering users convenient and versatile charging options. Both models feature a USB-C connector, universally accepted for charging and data transfer across Apple devices, including iPhone, Mac, iPad, as well as the updated AirPods Pro (2nd generation). Users can also charge AirPods and Apple Watch directly from the iPhone via the USB-C connector. Additionally, both models support MagSafe and upcoming Qi2 chargers, ensuring compatibility with wireless charging technologies.
Talking about the connectivity, it also has Dual SIM (nano‑SIM and eSIM), Wi‑Fi 6 (802.11ax) with 2×2 MIMO, WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, Ultra Wideband 2 (UWB) support, Emergency SOS via satellite (SMS sending/receiving), GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, and BeiDou, Digital compass, iBeacon micro-location, USB Type-C 2.0, DisplayPort, Loudspeaker with Stereo speakers, etc. Similarly, both devices have IP68 ratings because of which the iPhone will survive a maximum depth of 6 meters for up to 30 minutes in water. It also has a TrueDepth camera for FaceID facial recognition.
iPhone 15 / 15 Plus Technical Specifications
- 147.6 mm x 71.6 mm x 7.80 mm (5.81 x 2.82 x 0.31 in)
- 160.9 mm x 77.8 mm x 7.80 mm (6.33 x 3.06 x 0.31 in) [15 Plus]
- 6.02 ounces (171 grams)
- 7.09 ounces (201 grams) [15 Plus]
- Display: Super Retina XDR display
- 6.1‑inch (diagonal) all‑screen OLED display, 2556 x 1179 pixel
- 6.7‑inch (diagonal) all‑screen OLED display, 2796 x 1290 pixel [15 Plus]
- Dynamic Island, 60Hz refresh rate, 460 ppi
- 1000 nits max brightness (typical), 1600 nits peak brightness (HDR), 2000 nits peak brightness (outdoor)
- Fingerprint-resistant oleophobic coating
- 2,000,000:1 contrast ratio (typical)
- HDR display, True Tone, Wide color (P3), Haptic Touch
- also IP68 dust/water resistant (up to 6m for 30 min)
- Processor: A16 Bionic Chip; 4 nm
- CPU: 6‑core CPU
- GPU: 5‑core GPU
- Storage: 128GB / 256GB / 512GB
- Software: iOS 17
- Rear Camera: Dual Camera Setup
- 48 MP Main Sensor, f/1.6 aperture, 26 mm, sensor‑shift optical image stabilization, 100% Focus Pixels, support for super-high-resolution photos (24MP and 48MP)
- 12 MP Ultra-wide, f/2.4 aperture, 13 mm, 120° field of view, PDAF
- Dual-LED dual-tone flash, HDR (photo/panorama)
- Rear Video: 4K @ 24/25/30/60fps, 1080p @ 25/30/60/120/240fps, HDR, Dolby Vision HDR (up to 60fps), Cinematic mode (4K @ 30fps), stereo sound rec.
- Front Camera: 12 MP, f/1.9 aperture, 23 mm, 1/3.6″, PDAF
- Video: 4K @ 24/25/30/60fps, 1080p @ 25/30/60/120fps, gyro-EIS
- Battery: Built-in rechargeable lithium-ion battery,
- Up to 20 hours of video playback
- Up to 26 hours of video playback (15 Plus)
- 20W Type-C Wired Charging
- MagSafe wireless charging 15W
- also Qi magnetic fast wireless charging 7.5W
- Colors: Pink, Yellow, Green, Blue, as well as Black
- Sensor: Face ID, Barometer, Three‑axis gyro, Accelerometer, Proximity sensor, as well as Ambient light sensor
- Security: TrueDepth camera for FaceID facial recognition
- Network: 5G
- 5G Bands:
- 5G NR: n1, n2, n3, n5, n7, n8, n12, n14, n20, n25, n26, n28, n29, n30, n38, n40, n41, n48, n53, n66, n70, n71, n77, n78, n79
- 5G NR mmWave: n258, n260, n261
- Connectivity: Wi‑Fi 6 (802.11ax) with 2×2 MIMO, WiFi 6E, Bluetooth 5.3, NFC, Ultra Wideband 2 (UWB) support, Emergency SOS via satellite (SMS sending/receiving), GPS, GLONASS, Galileo, QZSS, and BeiDou, Digital compass, iBeacon microlocation, USB Type-C 2.0, DisplayPort, Loudspeaker with Stereo speakers, etc.
- iPhone 15 / 15 Plus Price In Nepal (EXPECTED): TBA
iPhone 15 & 15 Plus Availability And Price In Nepal
The iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are launched at the starting price of $799 and $899 for the base variant. Similarly, the smartphones will be available for purchase on September 22, 2023 globally. So,the iPhone 15 Price in Nepal is expected to be around Rs. 1,26,990 for the base variant in Nepal. Likewise, the expected price of the iPhone 15 Plus in Nepal is around Rs. 1,39,990 for the base variant. It comes in various color options such as Pink, Yellow, Green, Blue, as well as Black.
|Models||Variants||Price in the US (Official)||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|iPhone 15||128GB||$799||Rs. 1,26,990|
|iPhone 15 Plus||128GB||$899||Rs. 1,39,990|
The iPhone 15 and 15 Plus bring an array of impressive features to the table. It also includes sleek designs with Super Retina XDR displays boasting up to 2000 nits peak brightness, the powerful A16 Bionic Chip, as well as versatile camera setups with high-resolution sensors and advanced video capabilities. These devices also offer storage options of 128GB, 256GB, and 512GB, running on iOS 17 for a seamless user experience. With 5G connectivity, multiple wireless charging options, and various vibrant colors, they are both cutting-edge and stylish, and versatile in the smartphone market, catering to a wide range of user preferences and needs. Overall, both the devices arrive with significant upgrades compared to their predecessors & are some of the best iPhones for the users.
So, what are your thoughts on the new iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus? Are you excited to get your hands on the device? Do, let us know in the comment section below.
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