The vivo X90 Pro+ is here, and the company is so proud of its creation that it calls the camera the “King of One Inch Sensor.” This phone isn’t the first to feature Sony’s IMX989 imager, but the vivo has some enhancements that make it special.
Let’s start with the first thing light meets: the lens. It has high quality glass elements. Abbe number 81.6 (higher numbers mean less light dispersion, plastic numbers can go as low as 30). It’s also coated with a Zeiss T* formula that reduces glare and ghosting. The lens has a fairly wide aperture, f/1.75 (certain Xiaomi has an f/1.9 lens), which lets in more light.
And the large 1-inch IMX989 sensor makes up for it. The camera features a 77% larger light sensitive area compared to the X80 Pro’s 1/1.3 inch sensor. Individual 1.6µm sensors can be divided into four groups to achieve an effective pixel size of 3.2µm. Then comes image processing, but we get it.
The X90 Pro+ has two telephoto cameras. The more interesting of the two is the 90mm periscope lens with the 64MP sensor. This one has a 3.5x optical zoom and a 100x digital zoom max. Additionally, behind him is a bright 50mm portrait lens (f/1.6, fixed focus) with a 50MP sensor (IMX758). All three of his cameras mentioned so far have OIS.
The ultra-wide-angle lens is optimized for less distortion. It has a 114° field of view and a 48MP sensor (IMX598). A rear camera with autofocus is aided by a time-of-flight laser system. Finally, the selfie camera has a 32MP sensor (f/2.45).
The X90 Pro+ can record 8K video at 30fps. If you need quality, there is a 14-bit RAW video mode. Calibrate your camera with a typical gray card and choose between Zeiss Natural Color 2.0 mode or vivo Vivid Color. Dolby Vision and LOG formats are supported, allowing you to capture still shots at 10fps while recording video.
All this shouldn’t give the impression that the vivo X90 Pro+’s only special thing is the camera. It’s powered by the latest and greatest Snapdragon 8 Gen 2, with 12GB of RAM and 256GB or 512GB of new UFS 4.0 storage. The chipset is connected to a large 8,900mm² vapor chamber for consistent performance.
The company added a new vivo V2 ISP to handle the image processing. This chip is more efficient, offering 16TOPS per watt and has 45MB of on-chip SRAM. It combines traditional ISP and AI approaches to handle noise reduction, HDR, MEMC, and more.
The vivo X90 Pro+ has a large 6.78-inch display with a resolution of 1,440 x 3,200 pixels (20:9). This is an LTPO 4 AMOLED panel (Samsung E6) with 10-bit color and a refresh rate of up to 120 Hz. A high frequency PWM method of 1,440 Hz is used for dimming. Peak is 1,800 nits. The dual curved display is factory calibrated and supports Dolby Vision.
The body of the phone comes in two colorways, China Red and Original Black, both with a faux leather texture. With IP68 dust and water resistance, you’re not afraid of rain or wind. At 9.7mm thick and weighing 221g, it’s a bit thicker (lighter than Xiaomi and iPhone 14 Pro Max).
Inside is a 4,700mAh battery (18.23Wh) split into two cells for fast charging. vivo didn’t make a fuss about this. Pro+ supports 80W wired charging and 50W wireless charging. Full charge in 33 minutes if wired route.
A few things worth mentioning. The phone is equipped with stereo speakers, but it also offers a wireless option. Paired with the new vivo TWS 3 Pro, lossless and low-latency audio is guaranteed. Bluetooth version 5.3 is supported with aptX HD and LDAC. For wired connections, USB-C support meets USB 3.2 Gen1 speeds and supports video output.
The vivo X90 Pro+ will be launched in China with OriginOS 3. Its siblings were immediately pre-ordered, but the Pro+ pre-sale will begin on his November 28th, with all three models available starting his December 6th. A global launch plan was not disclosed.
So if you are in China in the coming weeks, you can buy the 12/256GB model Pro+ for CNY 6,500 ($910/€890/₹74,500).