Vivo X90 Pro Plus is the first phone equipped with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2


Although only a week has passed since the announcement of Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, Vivo has already unveiled the first flagship equipped with the new SoC. The Vivo X90 Pro Plus is a camera-focused device that packs the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC, several camera improvements over last year’s Vivo X80 Pro, and a couple of other notable 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 the Vivo 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 Series: Specifications

Specific Vivo X90 Pro Plus VivoX90Pro VivoX90
Dimensions and weight
  • 164.35 x 75.29 x 9.7mm
  • 221 g
  • 164.07 x 74.53 x 9.34mm
  • 215 g
  • 164.1 x 74.44 x 8.88mm
  • 196 g
Screen
  • 6.78 inch AMOLED
  • 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Resolution 3200x1440p
  • Refresh rate 120Hz
  • Touch sampling rate up to 300Hz
  • HDR
  • 6.78 inch AMOLED
  • 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Resolution 2800x1260p
  • Refresh rate 120Hz
  • Touch sampling rate up to 300Hz
  • HDR
  • 6.78 inch AMOLED
  • 20:9 aspect ratio
  • Resolution 2800x1260p
  • Refresh rate 120Hz
  • Touch sampling rate up to 300Hz
  • HDR
SoC Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 MediaTek Size 9200 MediaTek Size 9200
RAM and storage
  • 12GB LPDDR5X RAM
  • 256GB UFS 4.0 memory
  • 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 256GB UFS 4.0 memory
  • 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
  • 256GB UFS 4.0 memory
Battery charging
  • 4,700mAh
  • Support for 80W wired fast charging
  • Support for 50W wireless fast charging
  • 4,870mAh battery
  • Support for 120W wired fast charging
  • Support for 50W wireless fast charging
  • 4,810mAh battery
  • Support for 120W wired fast charging
Safety
  • Qualcomm 3D Sonic Max in-display fingerprint sensor
  • Software-enabled face unlock
  • In-display optical fingerprint sensor
  • Software-enabled face unlock
  • In-display optical fingerprint sensor
  • Software-enabled face unlock
Rear camera(s).
  • Primary: Sony IMX989 50MP, f/1.75, OIS
  • Portrait: Sony IMX758 50MP, 2x zoom, f/1.6, fixed focus
  • Periscope: Omnivision OV64B 64MP, 3.5x zoom, f/3.5
  • Ultra Wide: Sony IMX589 48 MP, f/2.2, 114-degree FoV
  • Primary: Sony IMX989 50MP, f/1.75, OIS
  • Portrait: Sony IMX758 50MP, 2x zoom, f/1.6, fixed focus
  • Ultra Wide: Sony IMX663 12MP, f/2.0
  • Primary: Sony IMX866 50MP, f/1.75, OIS
  • Portrait: 50MP f/1.98
  • Ultra Wide: Sony IMX663 12MP, f/2.0
Front camera(s). 32MP f/2.45 32MP f/2.45 32MP f/2.45
Port(s). USB Type-C USB Type-C USB Type-C
Audio Dual speakers Dual speakers Dual speakers
Connectivity
  • 5G
  • 4G LTE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.3
  • NFC
  • Dual nano-SIM
  • 5G
  • 4G LTE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.3
  • NFC
  • Dual nano-SIM
  • 5G
  • 4G LTE
  • Wi-Fi 802.11ax
  • Bluetooth 5.3
  • NFC
  • Dual nano-SIM
Software Origin OS 3 based on Android 13 Origin OS 3 based on Android 13 Origin OS 3 based on Android 13

Vivo X90 Pro Plus

The Vivo X90 Pro Plus is the high-end model in the new X90 series and is 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 resolution of 3200x1440p and a 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 some amazing camera hardware, which will easily secure it a spot on our list of the best smartphone cameras when it launches internationally next year.

Vivo X90 Pro Plus


The quad-camera setup on the back of the device consists of a 50MP 1-inch Sony IMX989 sensor, a 50MP IMX758 2x portrait sensor, a 64MP 3.5x periscope zoom camera, and a 48 MP with a 114-degree field of view. . On the front, it has a single 32MP selfie shooter. Along with the impressive camera hardware, Vivo also offers a ton of software features unique to the flagship, such as portable astrophotography, miniature blur, horizon correction, a portrait mode with lens flare, and more.

Other notable features include a 4,700mAh battery with support for 80W wired and 50W wireless fast charging, 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 Dimension 9200 chipset. While both models sport a 6.78-inch display like the higher-end variant, it’s an FHD+ (2800 x 1260p) panel with a 120Hz refresh rate. Both devices also come with 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and 256GB of UFS 4.0 storage.

Vivo X90 Pro on a white background.
VivoX90Pro


On the camera front, the Vivo X90 Pro packs the same primary and vertical cameras as the top-end model, but lacks a periscope zoom camera and features a 12MP ultra-wide-angle sensor. The standard model obviously has the worst camera setup of the lot, with a 50MP IMX866 primary sensor, a 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera, and a 12MP 2x portrait camera.

As far as battery capacity and charging capabilities are concerned, the Vivo X90 Pro packs a 4,870mAh battery pack with support for 120W wired and 50W wireless fast charging. On the other hand, the Vivo X90 packs a 4,810mAh wired 120W and no support for wireless fast charging.

Vivo X90 on a white background.
VivoX90


Other notable 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 Vivo X90 series devices are running Vivo’s custom OriginOS 3 Android skin based on Android 13 out of the box. But the devices will most likely run an Android 13-based version of FuntouchOS when they launch internationally.

Prices and availability

As mentioned above, the Vivo X90 series is currently limited to the Chinese market. Vivo hasn’t shared any details regarding an international rollout, but we expect the devices to arrive in more regions early next year.

If you don’t want to wait and plan to import the devices from China, you can get your hands on the Vivo X90 Pro Plus at a starting price of CNY6,499 (~$910). The base models of the Vivo X90 Pro and Vivo X90 will cost CNY 4,999 (~$700) and CNY 3,699 (~$518), respectively.

What do you think of the brand new Vivo X90 series? Let us know in the comments section below.

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