Following the schedule, today, VIVO introduced a new series of flagship phones in the face of the VIVO X90. The series includes three models, namely the vanilla variant, the Pro model, and the Pro+ model.
VIVO X90 selling points
This is the world’s first smartphone with the MediaTek Dimensity 9200 chip. The latter adopts the industry’s first TSMC second-generation 4nm process, a new generation of octa-core flagship CPU, Dimensity’s strongest flagship 11-core GPU Immortalis-G715 GPU, and the sixth-generation flagship APU. Thus, the VIVO X90 brings a performance improvement to all aspects.
At the same time, VIVO and MediaTek developed five major chip technologies:
- MCQ (multi-circulation queue): the chip has eight cores and eight channels. In effect, the reading and writing speed is greatly improved.
- AIxModem perception & web search AI engine: it greatly increases the speed of networking and web search in different locations.
- Deep optimization of APU: the power consumption of the offline voice input method is greatly optimized.
- MAGT self-adaptive image quality mode: the measured frame rate of the Honor of Kings is 120+ frames per rate.
- Intelligent blue light reduction technology: it makes frame-by-frame analysis, and frame-by-frame adjustment and balances screen eye protection effect and color accuracy.
The Dimensity 9200 scores as high as 1.28 million points in AnTuTu, and the overall power consumption is more than 25% lower than that of the Dimensity 9000.
Though the toppest version comes with an unprecedented lens, all models in the series show off amazing camera performance. Moreover, all lenses of the VIVO X90 series come with an upgraded Zeiss T* coating as standard. A newly introduced “ALC sub-wavelength biomimetic structure coating” is also combined with SWC ultra-low reflection coating to more effectively eliminate glare and ghosting. The ultra-low distortion ultra-wide-angle camera works with Zeiss miniature blur to present interesting tilt-shift photography effects.
Under the hood, the vanilla variant also comes with a built-in 4870mAh capacity battery, which supports 120W wired flash charging. It can reach 50% in 8 minutes. At the same time, the phone supports 50W wireless flash charging.
The phone has four variants: 8GB + 128GB: 3699 yuan ($518), 8GB + 256GB: 3999 yuan ($560), 12GB + 256GB: 4499 yuan ($630), and 12GB + 512GB: 4999 yuan ($700).
VIVO X90 Pro
The Pro version comes with features almost identical to the original model. However, the VIVO X90 Pro is the world’s first BOE Q9 light-emitting device. Compared with the previous generation Q8, the Q9 screen has reduced power consumption by 15%, manual brightness has increased by 20%, DCI-P3 color gamut has risen from 110% to 115%, service life has increased by 10%, and harmful blue light has been controlled at 6.0%.
We should also say that the entire series runs the latest OriginOS 3. The innovative functions brought by the new system include flexible, efficient, and small windows, as well as upgraded functions such as focus mode, smart sidebar, and screen reading.
The prices of the VIVO X90 Pro 8GB+256GB version, 12GB+256GB version, and 12GB+512GB version are 4999 yuan ($700), 5499 yuan ($770), and 5999 yuan ($840), respectively. The original and the Pro versions will start shipping on December 6.
VIVO X90 Pro Plus is a true cameraphone
Though the phones above are excellent, the VIVO X90 Pro+ has been in the spotlight. It has a more powerful Zeiss imaging technology, including a 1-inch super outsole sensor. This is a true premium smartphone that can beat anyone.
The highlight of the X90 Pro+ is, of course, the camera. It sports a full-focus Zeiss quad camera:
- 50-megapixel Zeiss T* main wide-angle camera (1-inch outsole Sony 989 sensor, 23mm focal length);
- 48-megapixel ultra-low distortion ultra-wide-angle lens (Sony IMX598, 14mm focal length);
- 50-megapixel portrait mid-focus lens (Sony IMX758, 50mm focal length);
- 64-megapixel periscope telephoto lens (OV64B, 90mm focal length).
The Sony IMX989 has a 1-inch outsole. Compared with the iPhone 13 Pro Max, the Sony IMX989 has a 172% increase in photosensitive area, a 76% increase in light sensitivity, and a 32.5% increase in camera speed.
VIVO also uses ultra-bottom dispersion high-transparency glass lenses and 1G+7P lens modules for better light transmission. The new Zeiss T* coating can reduce glare and ghosting.
In addition, the VIVO X90 Pro+ also comes with VIVO’s self-developed imaging chip, V2. It is upgraded to an AI-ISP architecture with a memory unit, an AI computing unit, and an image processing unit. It can perform 1.3 trillion bits per second and has a 20% increase in night scene computing power. The noise reduction effect of video night scenes has been improved.
The 64-megapixel telephoto sensor supports 3.5X optical zoom, 100x hybrid zoom, and OIS.
The Sony IMX758 sensor debuted and is considered a dedicated portrait sensor specially customized by VIVO. It has 50 million pixels + F/1.6 large aperture + 50mm focal length + OIS. So the lens can take beautiful portraits even in backlight.
This 50mm portrait lens can also be combined with a 90mm telephoto lens to form a Zeiss dual-focus portrait lens.
As for hardware, the company said it uses a chip based on a TSMC 4nm chip. But it didn’t mention a specific model. We have no doubts that it’s the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, but the company can’t advertise it.
The VIVO X90 Pro+ has also been fully upgraded in terms of heat dissipation. Now, it uses dual VC vapor chambers, and the heat dissipation area has reached 8900mm2. It is even 67% larger than that of game phones that focus on heat dissipation area.
The VIVO X90 Pro+ is the world’s first phone with a Samsung E6 super-sensing eye protection screen. It has a local peak brightness of up to 1800nit. The resolution is 2K, and it supports 120Hz refresh rate, LTPO4.0 stepless speed change technology, 1440Hz high-frequency PWM eye protection, and comes with display technologies such as Dolby Vision and XDR.
The phone also brought back the lossless audio capability that VIVO fans loved before. It achieved wireless and lossless sound quality for the first time through Bluetooth hardware coding extension. With the newly released TWS 3 Pro wireless headset, the Bluetooth delay can be changed from 88sms of the previous generation to 55ms.
The phone is available in Red and Original Black, weighs 221 grams, and has a thickness of 9.7mm.
In other aspects, the X90 Pro+ also has a 4700mAh battery supporting 80W wired fast charging and 50W wireless fast charging, IP68 waterproof, X-axis linear motor, infrared remote control, NFC, etc.
The 12+256GB version of the X90 Pro+ is priced at 6,499 yuan ($910), and the 12+512GB version is priced at 6,999 yuan ($980). It will be ready for booking on November 28.