Although the Vivo X80 series released in April this year is still considered a powerful camera, judging by its upgrade rate compared to the previous generation, it is clear that the manufacturer has kept the a big move for the second half of the year. After much warm-up, the new X90 flagship series finally debuted tonight. First of all, in terms of appearance, the concept of “cloud window” introduced since X70 Pro + has disappeared. Although the new machine still implements the design concept of “round air and space” like the previous generation, the “square” part on the back is no longer an embedded cover, but introduced’ n directly in the form of the upper back cover. In particular, Vivo this time divides the back cover into upper and lower parts with the “waistline” extending from the middle metal frame. This design language that combines the side and the back of the phone is relatively new (this trend has started from the Galaxy S21), but although the recognition is sufficient, the aesthetic reputation is a matter of opinion .
Among the three new phones, the back covers of the X90 Pro and Pro + are made of plain leather, available in black and red. The X90 will provide leather and plain glass versions, of which the plain leather version is red, and the glass version is available in black and blue. Its weight starts at 196g and its thickness is as thin as 8.48mm, while the X90 Pro and Pro + weigh 215g and 221g respectively, and are 9.34mm and 9.7mm thick. All new machines have dual speakers, an X-axis linear motor and NFC, and there’s also an infrared module on top for remote control. The waterproof performance of the X90 is IP64, and the other two new phones are IP68. Pro and Pro+ retain the standalone CS43131 Hi-Fi chip. Among them, the X90 Pro+ based on the Qualcomm platform is paired with the TWS 3 Pro earphones announced at the same time. It is also claimed to be able to achieve the effect of “true wireless Hi-Fi”. The only one that uses the wide area ultrasonic fingerprint solution under the screen.
This time, the two latest flagship SoCs from Qualcomm and MediaTek were launched by Vivo The X90 Pro + was given the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, and the other two new phones in the series also used the Dimensity 9200. Meanwhile, by the X90 and X90 Pro panels BOE AMOLED 6.78-inch 1.5K (2,800 x1,260), and the Pro + will be upgraded to 2K + E6 Samsung AMOLED. All screens are curved, with a refresh rate of 120 Hz. Both models that use the BOE solution support 2,160Hz high-frequency PWM dimming, while Samsung’s solution is 1,440Hz. In terms of charging, the X90 and X90 Pro are the first models under Vivo’s flagship brand to use 120W wired fast charging. The batteries are both 4,810mAh and 4,870mAh respectively The Pro 50W will have additional wireless fast charging. The Pro + uses a 4,700mAh battery, and the charging solution is still 80W wired plus 50W wireless.
Next, let’s talk about the most important shooting system. The X90 with the lowest position among the three cameras has a 32MP selfie, and the three rear cameras include a 50MP wide-angle main camera, a 12MP 2X portrait and an ultra-12MP wide angle camera. Among them, the main camera uses a VCS IMX866 photoreceptor, which supports optical shock resistance and VCS bionic spectrum technology, which can further restore colors and reduce noise. The Pro and Pro+ have no change from the X90 in terms of selfies, but the main 22mm rear cameras have both been upgraded to the same Sony IMX989 sensor as the Mi 12S Ultra. It’s 1″ in size, and has factory included OIS and an f/1.75 glass-and-plastic lens to reach its full potential. Additionally, the 50mm 2X portrait head of these two new models has been replaced by new 50MP IMX758 sensor, but the micro-head used in the previous generation has been replaced by an optical anti-vibration module.
As for the ultra-wide angle head, X90 Pro and Pro + use 12MP IMX663 and 48MP IMX598 photoreceptors respectively, the former is consistent with X90. The Pro’s rear camera system ends up with three cameras, and the Pro+ will add a 3.5X periscope telephoto portrait (not the 5X many people were expecting) based on the above. It uses the 64MP OmniVision OV64B CMOS, and has an f/3.5 90mm lens and supports optical vibration stabilization. Thanks to the new hardware, Pro+ can achieve high-speed capture as low as 30ms, and can complete focus shooting in low-light environments as low as 0.1 lux. It is worth noting that in order to meet the needs of computational photography, Vivo has also added dual VC vapor chambers with a total area of 8,900mm² in this phone.
Unsurprisingly, this wave of new phones is also backed by a Zeiss T* coating and various classic lens simulation effects. The newly added Zeiss flare portrait and the small blur mode (similar to a motion effect) are also quite interesting. At the same time, it also has a new V2 self-developed imaging chip built-in, which has a peak energy efficiency ratio of 16.3TOPS per watt. Compared to the previous one, it has improved night scene noise reduction and dynamic range, and can rely on the new dual core interconnect technology to further achieve the AI Dimensity 9200 performance.
Vivo X90 will provide four configurations 8+128, 8+256, 12+256, 12+512, and the price starts from RMB 3,699. The X90 Pro has three configurations of 8 + 256, 12 + 256 and 12 + 512, and the prices are 4,999, 5,499 and 5,999 RMB. The top-end X90 Pro + is only available in 12 + 256 or 12 + 512, and the asking price is 6,499 and 6,999 yuan respectively. Among the three new phones, the X90 and X90 Pro will be the first to start pre-sales in mainland China from now on, and the Pro+ will follow up on November 28.