iPhone 15 Pro Max to ‘break the record’ for the thinnest frames on a smartphone

The iPhone 15 Pro Max will have the thinnest bezels of any smartphone, beating the record currently held by the Xiaomi 13. It is known as “Ice Universe”, according to the leaker who has previously revealed accurate information about Apple’s plans.

Both iPhone 15 Pro models are expected to have thinner, curved bezels compared to the iPhone 14 Pro, potentially resulting in an Apple Watch-like appearance, but if the leak is correct, the larger 6.7-inch model will have the smallest number framework .

In a tweet, Ice Universe said the iPhone 15 Pro Max will “break the record” of 1.81mm bezels held by the Xiaomi 13, with Apple’s upcoming model coming with a black bezel width of just 1.55mm. For comparison, Ice Universe provides measurements for frames on the iPhone 14 Pro (2.17 mm) and the Samsung Galaxy Ultra S23 (1.95 mm).

xiaomi 13 frames

Screen-to-body ratio shown on the display (Image: Xiaomi)

Ice Universe could be referring to the chin of the Xiaomi 13 or the leaker meant to say 1.61mm, as in the image above. We’ve contacted them to confirm and will update if we hear back. Regardless, the bezels on the iPhone 15 Pro Max are still said to be thinner.

According to the rumors, the bezels on all four iPhone 15 models are expected to be slightly curved around the edges, similar to the iPhone 11 series, but the width of the bezels on the standard iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Plus are not expected to differ from those on the iPhone 14 and iPhone 14 Plus. The iPhone 15 series is also expected to have the same screen sizes as last year’s lineup.

With even thinner bezels around the screen, the iPhone 15 Pro models could have a similar look to the Apple Watch Series 7 and Series 8. Rumors suggest that the Pro models will also have a titanium frame instead of stainless steel, and solid-state volume, mute and power buttons that do not physically move when pressed.

Ice Universe previously shared CAD renderings and dimensions that also suggest the iPhone 15 Pro Max will be unique in having a thinner camera bump and smaller footprint.

As usual, Apple is expected to announce its next iPhone series in September. For the latest rumours, read our iPhone 15 and iPhone 15 Pro roundups.

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