Even though Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 announcement was only a week ago, Vivo has already launched the first flagship phone to use the new SoC. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, several camera enhancements over the Vivo X80 Pro from last year, and a few more notable improvements are all included in the photography-focused Vivo X90 Pro Plus. It is also the first non-Google phone to come pre-installed with Android 13, however it is only available in the Chinese market at the moment.
Here is everything you need to know about the Vivo X90 Pro Plus and its more cheap siblings, the Vivo X90 Pro and Vivo X90.
The Vivo X90 Pro and Pro+ include a 6.78-inch OLED display on the front that has curved edges and a punch-hole cutout in the center. The Pro+ model’s display features a 2K resolution, but the standard variant has an FHD+ resolution. Both products have a 1,300 nits maximum brightness, a 120Hz refresh rate, and HDR10+ support. The Pro versions come with a built-in fingerprint scanner. Both smartphones feature a circular camera module that protrudes from their bodies, along with a horizontal metal bridge bearing writing that reads “Xtreme Imagination” and a camera that was jointly developed by Vivo and Zeiss. The X90 Pro variants have an IP68 certification for water resistance.
The Vivo X90 Pro and Pro+ have a 32MP front-facing selfie camera. A 50MP Sony IMX866 main camera with OIS support, a 50MP Sony IMX663 ultra-wide camera with a 108-degree field of view, and a 12MP Sony IMX663 portrait lens make up the setup on the X90 Pro. The X90 Pro+, on the other hand, has a 1-inch Sony IMX989 50MP primary sensor with the only f/1.75 aperture in the industry. It includes a 50MP Sony IMX758 portrait camera with OIS capability, a 50MP Sony IMX598 ultra-wide lens, and a 64MP periscope zoom lens with a 90mm focal length and 10x optical zoom. Features including the ZEISS T* optical lens, dToF laser autofocus, and Vivo V2 ISP are included in both Pro models.
The Vivo X90 Pro has a Dimensity 9200 processor inside, whereas the Pro+ version has a Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 processor. Both devices include up to 512GB of UFS 4.0 storage and up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM. For heat dissipation, there is a VC liquid cooling system. A 4,870mAh battery powers the X90 Pro, and it supports cable charging at 120W and wireless charging at 50W. On the other hand, the Pro+ model has a 4,700mAh battery and supports wired and wireless charging at 80W and 50W, respectively. Software-wise, the X90 Pro variants come pre-installed with OriginOS 3, which is based on Android 13.
Prices for the X90 Pro range from RMB 4,999 ($700) for 8GB RAM + 256GB storage to RMB 5,499 ($770) for 12GB RAM + 256GB storage to RMB 5,999 ($840) for 12GB RAM + 512GB storage. The 12GB RAM + 256GB storage version of the Vivo X90 Pro+ costs RMB 6,499 (about $910), while the 12GB RAM + 512GB storage model costs RMB 6,999 (about $980). You can purchase the X90 Pro and X90 Pro+ in colors like Original Black and China Red. On December 6, the phones will go on sale in China.