Vivo has just announced its latest flagship series in China. The new X90 series is home to a vanilla, a Pro, and a Pro Plus model. In this article, we will discuss the Vivo X90 Series (Pro and Pro) in more detail, including the official specs, features, expected price, and availability in Nepal.
Vivo X90 Pro/Pro+ Overview:
“King of One Inch Sensor”
The main selling point of Vivo’s X series has been the camera, and this year is no different. The top-of-the-line Vivo X90 Pro+ comes with the 1-inch IMX989 sensor. It is the same sensor on the Xiaomi 12S Ultra, co-developed by Sony and Xiaomi. As a result, the X90 Pro+ boasts a 77% larger sensor than its predecessor.
There are three more sensors on the phone, two of which are telephoto cameras. The first is a 64MP periscopic lens with 3.5x optical zoom. The other is a 50MP IMX758 sensor for portraits. Finally, the fourth camera has a 48MP sensor paired with an ultrawide angle lens.
All the cameras except the ultrawide module have Optical Image Stabilization (OIS). In addition, there is a Time-of-Flight sensor to assist the quad-camera setup with autofocus.
Vivo V2 ISP
Just like its Pro+ sibling, the Vivo X90 Pro also gets the new IMX989 sensor. However, it is paired with a 12MP ultrawide and a 50MP portrait camera. There is no periscope lens, but you do get the ToF autofocus, ZEISS T* optical lens, and the new V2 chip.
In fact, all three phones of the new X90 series have Vivo’s third-gen image signal processor. New to the V2 chip is a dedicated 45MB of Static RAM (SRAM) cache, which is said to reduce power consumption significantly.
In addition, the chip provides zero latency snapshots and motion detection techniques. When capturing moving objects, its self-learning capability is improved over previous generations. Vivo also employs the RawEnhance 2.0 technology for improved low-light capture.
Advanced Camera System
Vivo X90 series also brings major improvements in portrait and night photography. For this, the company has been working closely with its imaging partner Zeiss.
The camera setup on the Vivo X90 series consists of different software and hardware components, each with its own function. First is the advanced Zeiss lens with special coatings to control the noises in images. Then there is the True Color Restoration Engine that determines the correct white balance.
This time around, there is also an Ultra-Clear Quality Engine which, like its name suggests, brings out the best possible clarity in the image. It does so by recovering optical information lost because of optical imperfection. There is even a multi-frame model for periscope lenses that further refines the image’s dynamic range using the ambient light sensor.
Improved Portraits and Night Photography
Moving on, the Vivo X90 series can detect the subject’s face and pose using 103 different points while shooting portraits. Then these points are used to separate the subject and background so that each can be processed separately.
To improve night photography, Vivo has doubled the ISO up to 102,400 on the X90 series. Vivo believes this will allow users to take low-light shots without a tripod or a long exposure.
Latest Flagship Chip from MediaTek and Qualcomm
Vivo has become the first brand to launch a smartphone equipped with the latest flagship chipsets from both MediaTek and Qualcomm. The company has used MediaTek’s Dimensity 9200 on the X90 Pro, while the Pro Plus gets the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 treatment. Both chips are based on TSMC’s 6nm process and feature the new Cortex-X3 as the Prime core. The other highlight of these new chips is the hardware-based Ray Tracing made possible by the Immortalis G715 GPU from ARM.
Despite packing different SoCs, both Vivo X90 Pro and Pro+ come with up to 12GB of LPDDR5 RAM and up to 512GB of UFS 4.0 storage. The latter is a first for any smartphone.
Design and Display
Moving on, Vivo X90 Pro and Pro+ models have striking resemblance starting with the curved AMOLED display measuring 6.78-inch in diagonal. There is a center-aligned circular cutout for the Both phones benefit from the 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ certification, and the peak brightness of 1300 nits. However, the display on the X90 Pro+ is shaped because of the 2K resolution compared to the FHD+ panel on the non-Pro+ mode.
Rest of the specs
Vivo’s latest flagships also differ in the battery department. The X90 Pro is fueled by a 4,870mAh battery with support for 120W wired fast charging. On the other hand, the Pro+ features a smaller 4,700mAh battery with comparatively modest 80W fast charging support. Both phones can be charged wirelessly at 50W. They are among the first phones to ship with OriginOS 3 based on Android 13.
Vivo X90 Pro Series Specifications:
|Vivo X90 Pro+||X90 Pro|
|Dimensions||164.35 x 75.29 x 9.7mm||164.07 x 75.53 x 9.34mm|
|Display||6.79-inch curved AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling rate, 1300 nits peak brightness, HDR10+|
|Resolution||2K (3200 x 1400)|
20:9 aspect ratio
|FHD+ (2800 x 1260)|
20:9 aspect ratio
|Chipset||Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4nm)||MediaTek Dimensity 9200 (4nm)|
|ISP||I live V2|
|Memory||Up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM|
Up to 512GB UFS 4.0 storage
|OS||OriginOS 3 based on Android 13|
50MP IMX989 primary
64MP telephoto, 3.5x optical
50MP IMX758 portrait
48MP IMX589 ultrawide
50MP IMX989 primary
|Selfie||32MP, f/2,45 (punch-hole)|
|Battery||4,700mAh, 80W fast charging||4,870mAh, 120W fast charging|
|Wireless charging||Yes (50W)|
Vivo X90 Pro Series Price in Nepal and Availability
The price of the Vivo X90 Pro and Pro+ start at CNY 4,990 and CNY 6,499, respectively, and the duo will go on sale In China starting December 6. Vivo is yet to bring its flagship series to Nepal but if the Vivo X90 Pro and Pro+ do get launched here we expect the price to start at NPR 100,999 and NPR 139,999, respectively.
|Vivo X90 Series||Price in China (Official)||Price in Nepal (Expected)|
|8/256GB||CNY 4,999||NPR 100,999|
|12/256GB||CNY 5,499||NPR 101,999|
|12/512GB||CNY 5,999||NPR 119,999|
|X90 Pro+||12/256GB||CNY 6,499||NPR 129,999|
|12/512GB||CNY 6,999||NPR 139,999|
- Meanwhile, check out our review of the Vivo V23 Pro.