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That’s it guys! The Vivo X90 series is official and we’ve got another 1-inch camera phone to take on the big boys and change the status quo. Thanks for being with us and thanks for all the comments below. We sincerely hope these devices make a global debut one day so we can pit them against other camera champions.
Price and availability
Pricing time and unsurprisingly – we’re getting Chinese Yuan. The vanilla Vivo X90 is available in three memory variants – 8/128GB, 8/256GB and 12/256GB, priced at 3,699 ($520), 3,999 ($560) and 4,499 ($630) yuan respectively. The top model Vivo X90 Pro comes in three variants – 8/256GB, 12/256GB and 12/512GB – priced at 4,999 Yuan, 5,499 Yuan and 5,999 Yuan (US$700/US$770/US$840). Finally, the flagship Vivo X90 Pro+ is available in 12/256GB or 12/512GB memory configurations for CNY 6,499 or CNY 6,999 ($910 / $980). Unfortunately, all devices are China-only, at least for now.
Vivo TWS Air and Vivo Pad
To wrap up the event, Vivo announced two more products – the Vivo TWS Air True Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones with bells and whistles like 48 and 49 dB noise cancellation (on the Vanilla and Pro model), 360-degree sound, 40 hours of battery life, and 55ms latency . The Vivo Pad tablet will probably never come out of China, but it’s still part of the portfolio and today’s presentation.
Vivo X90 Pro+ specifications at a glance
There are other differences between the vanilla X90 and the Pro+ model – the latter has IP68 water and dust resistance as well as side-firing stereo speakers. The battery has a capacity of 4,800mAh, but fast charging here is limited to 80W wired and 50W wireless. There is also a larger heatsink to dissipate heat from the 4nm MediaTek Dimensity 9200 SoC. There are two color variants to choose from – black and red.
Vivo X90 Pro+ Specifications
Brighter 2K display on Vivo X90 Pro+
The vanilla Vivo X90’s already impressive display has been upgraded – the 2K panel boasts a 120Hz refresh rate, but this is an LTPO 4.0 panel, meaning it will be able to go all the way from 1Hz to 120Hz. The brightness is also impressive – 1,800 nits, but it’s worth noting that this is the peak brightness of a very small part of the display. Still, it’s impressive.
1 inch Sony IMX989 sensor looks!
Here’s the 1-inch 3.2-micron IMX989 sensor that Sony made specifically for smartphones. It sits below an f/1.75 lens with optical image stabilization and should deliver stunning photos on paper. The second camera is an ultrawide snapper with a 114-degree field of view – it uses Sony’s IMX598 sensor. There are two telephoto lenses – one aims to provide a 50mm equivalent focal length for portrait shots and uses another Sony-branded sensor – the IMX758 under the sf/1.6 lens for great bokeh shots, and the other is an unknown periscope lens. with a 90mm equivalent and the ability to go up to 100x zoom (with digital magic of course). Check out the gallery below:
We’re not done yet – the Vivo X90 Pro+ is here!
Turns out Vivo saved the best for the end of the event. For anyone disappointed by the lack of a 1-inch camera sensor, periscope zoom and other camera goodies – up until this point we’ve been talking about the vanilla X90. Enter the real flagship!
120W fast charging
Vivo X90 comes with 120W wired fast charging – it can charge the dual 4810mAh battery from 0 to 50% in 8 minutes. Here are all the specs at a glance:
Display with 1300 nits and 120 Hz
The Vivo X90 display comes with HDR10+ support, 100% P3 color gamut coverage and 452 PPI pixel density. Rumors of a 144Hz panel turned out to be false as this phone has “only” a 120Hz refresh rate on its display panel with a touch sample rate of 300Hz. The maximum brightness of this panel is listed at 1,300 nits. It is worth noting that Vivo has stated an average detlaE number that is less than 0.3, which will make the display extremely color accurate.
Vivo X90 camera
And now it’s time to turn our attention to the main feature of the Vivo X90 – its camera system. The main 50MP sensor looks to be a Sony VCS IMX866 (sadly no word on the IMX989), sitting below an sf/1.75 lens with OIS. The second camera uses a Sony IMX663 with a field of view of 108 degrees. The third camera again uses the IMX663 sensor, but crops portraits with the equivalent of a 50mm lens.
MediaTek Dimensity 9200 sliced
Now we’re getting more details on the silicon inside the Vivo X90 – MediaTek’s latest chipset. The Dimensity 9200 uses the Arm v9 architecture with 1+3+4 cores, one large Cortex X3 core, three medium cores (A715) and four efficient ones (A510). The GPU is also quite interesting – it’s the Immortalis-G715, which has 32% more performance compared to the chip in the previous MediaTek SoC, and 41% more energy efficiency.
Three color variants available
The Vivo X90 will apparently be available in three colors – red like a rocky canyon, black – imitating the night and ice blue to resemble the purity of an icy ocean. The back of the device has a faux leather design, similar to the one we saw on the Xiaomi 12S Ultra.
Vivo X90 colors
Vivo X90 breaks cover with Xtreme Imagination
And here’s the main act of the evening – the new Vivo X90 series, proudly equipped with a huge ring of a camera system that includes four lenses. The design is also really interesting because Vivo tried to achieve what is known among art lovers as the “golden ratio”. Here are some pictures showing the design of the device.
MediaTek Dimensity 9200 Announced!
Two versions of the Vivo X90 Pro+ were rumored to be released – one with the new MediaTek Dimensity 9200 and the other with the Snapdragon 8 (Gen1, Gen2) processor. It looks like the phone will launch with MediaTek silicon first.
3,2,1… We are LIVE!
The event officially kicked off with some gorgeous panoramas and nature views to highlight the new lineup’s camera capabilities. We got a few glimpses of the camera as well as the Zeiss branding!
What do we expect to see?
Vivo is believed to be launching several devices today – namely Vivo X90, Vivo X90 Pro and Vivo X90 Pro+. In addition to the new range of smartphones, Vivo will also present a new true wireless headphone model – Vivo TWS Air.
30 minutes until the official reveal!
Tension builds slowly as the appointed hour approaches. Could the Vivo X90 challenge the titans of smartphone photography? Will any of the models in this series make it to the global market? Stay tuned to find answers to these pressing questions!
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