It’s a camera-centric phone with a 50MP 1-inch primary shooter, a 64MP 3.5x periscope zoom sensor, a 48MP ultra-wide camera, and more
Although it’s only been a week since Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 announcement, Vivo has already unveiled the first flagship featuring the new SoC. The Vivo X90 Pro Plus is a camera-centric device that packs the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, several camera improvements over the Vivo X80 Pro from last year, and a couple of other noteworthy changes. It’s also the first non-Google phone to launch with Android 13 out of the box, but it’s currently limited to the Chinese market.
In case you missed Vivo’s live stream, here’s everything you need to know about the Vivo X90 Pro Plus and its more affordable siblings the Vivo X90 Pro and Vivo X90.
Vivo X90 Pro Plus
The Vivo X90 Pro Plus is the top-end model in the new X90 series, and it’s the only phone in the lineup to feature the new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chip. It sports a large 6.78-inch Samsung E6 AMOLED display with a 3200x1440p resolution and 120Hz refresh rate, 12GB of LPDDR5X RAM, and 256GB of fast UFS 4.0 storage.
Like its predecessors, the Vivo X90 Pro Plus is a camera-centric smartphone. It offers amazing camera hardware, which will easily secure it a spot in our list of the best smartphone cameras when it launches internationally next year.
The quad-camera setup on the back of the device consists of a 50MP Sony IMX989 1-inch sensor, a 50MP IMX758 2x portrait shooter, a 64MP 3.5x periscope zoom camera, and a 48MP ultra-wide sensor with a 114-degree FoV. Over on the front, it has a single 32MP selfie shooter. Along with the impressive camera hardware, Vivo also offers a ton of unique software features on the flagship, like handheld astrophotography, miniature blur, horizon correction, a lens flare portrait mode, and more.
Other noteworthy features include a 4,700mAh battery with 80W wired and 50W wireless fast charging support, IP68 dust and water resistance, and Qualcomm’s 3D Sonic Max in-display fingerprint sensor.
Vivo X90 and X90 Pro
Instead of the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, the regular Vivo X90 and X90 Pro feature MediaTek’s flagship Dimensity 9200 chipset. While both models sport a 6.78-inch display like the high-end variant, it’s an FHD+ (2800 x 1260p) panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. Both devices also come with 12GB LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB UFS 4.0 storage.
On the camera front, the Vivo X90 Pro packs the same primary and portrait cameras as the top-end model, but it lacks a periscope zoom camera and features a 12MP ultra-wide sensor. The standard model unsurprisingly has the worst camera setup of the lot, with a 50MP IMX866 primary sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, and a 12MP 2x portrait camera.
As far as the battery capacity and charging capabilities are concerned, the Vivo X90 Pro packs a 4,870mAh battery pack with 120W wired and 50W wireless fast charging support.On the other hand, the Vivo X90 has a 4,810mAh battery pack with 120W wired and no wireless fast charging support.
Other noteworthy features include an IP68 dust and water resistance rating on the Pro model, an IP64 rating on the standard model, and an optical fingerprint scanner on both.
All three devices in the Vivo X90 series run Vivo’s custom OriginOS 3 Android skin based on Android 13 out of the box. But the devices will most likely run a version of FuntouchOS based on Android 13 when they launch internationally.
Pricing & Availability
As mentioned earlier, the Vivo X90 series is currently limited to the Chinese market. Vivo hasn’t shared any details regarding an international launch, but we expect the devices to make it to more regions early next year.
If you don’t want to wait and plan on importing the devices from China, you can get your hands on the Vivo X90 Pro Plus at a starting price of $910(CNY6,499). The base models of the Vivo X90 Pro and Vivo X90 will set you back $700 (CNY4,999) and $518(CNY3,699) respectively.