Alongside the standard Vivo X90, the X90 Pro has arrived on the international market as well. The headlining feature of this phone is definitely its 1-inch type Sony IMX989 sensor. However, the more expensive Vivo X90 Pro+ is still China-exclusive for now. In this article, we will discuss the Vivo X90 series (Pro and Pro+) in more detail, including their official specs, features, expected price, and availability in Nepal.
Vivo X90 Pro Series Overview:
“King of 1-inch sensor”
The main selling point of Vivo’s X series has been the camera, and this year is no different. Both X90 Pro and Pro+ come with a 1-inch Sony IMX989 sensor complemented by Zeiss T* optical lens. To note, it is the same sensor on last year’s Xiaomi 12S Ultra, co-developed by Sony and Xiaomi. As a result, these phones boast a 77% larger sensor than Vivo X80 Pro.
Moving on, Vivo X90 Pro’s triple camera array consists of a 50MP IMX759 portrait sensor and a 12MP IMX663 ultrawide shooter. This portrait camera has a 50mm equivalent focal length and OIS. On the other hand, the X90 Pro+ has a quad camera array instead. 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 (ToF) sensor to assist the quad-camera setup with autofocus.
Vivo V2 ISP
Besides all this, the Vivo X90 Pro duo has the new V2 imaging chip as well. In fact, all three phones of the new X90 series are powered by Vivo’s third-gen image signal processor (ISP). 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 Pro 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. A multi-frame model for periscope lenses further refines the image’s dynamic range using the ambient light sensor on the X90 Pro+.
Improved portraits and night photography
Moving on, the Vivo X90 Pro 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.
Vivo has doubled the ISO to 102,400 on the X90 Pro series to improve night photography. Vivo believes this will allow users to take low-light shots without a tripod or a long exposure.
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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+ gets the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 treatment. Both chips are based on TSMC’s 4nm 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 32MP selfie shooter. Both phones benefit from the 120Hz refresh rate, HDR10+ certification, and a peak brightness of 1300 nits. However, the X90 Pro+ has a sharper 1400p resolution compared X90 Pro’s 1260p.
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. On the software front, the X90 series ship with OriginOS 13 in China while Vivo ships them with Funtouch OS 13 in the international market.
Vivo X90 Pro Series Specifications:
50MP IMX989 primary Outside of China, Vivo X90 Pro is currently available in Malaysia for MYR 4,999 (~USD 1,175) for the 12/256GB model. But Vivo says it is bringing X90 Pro to the international market including Europe and India pretty soon too. We expect the price of the Vivo X90 Pro in Nepal to be NPR 176,000 if it ever launches here officially.
Vivo X90 Pro+
164.35 x 75.29 x 9.7mm
164.07 x 75.53 x 9.34mm
6.78-inch curved AMOLED, 120Hz refresh rate, 300Hz touch sampling rate, 1300 nits peak brightness, HDR10+
3200 x 1400 pixels
20:9 aspect ratio
2800 x 1260 pixels
20:9 aspect ratio
Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (4nm)
MediaTek Dimensity 9200 (4nm)
Up to 12GB LPDDR5 RAM
Up to 512GB UFS 4.0 storage
Funtouch OS 13 based on Android 13
50MP IMX989 primary
64MP telephoto, 3.5x optical
50MP IMX758 portrait
48MP IMX589 ultrawide
50MP IMX758 portrait
12MP IMX663 ultrawide
32MP, f/2,45 (punch-hole)
4,700mAh, 80W fast charging
4,870mAh, 120W fast charging
Vivo X90 Pro Price in Nepal and Availability
Vivo X90 Pro
Price in Malaysia
Price in Nepal (Expected)
50MP IMX989 primary
Outside of China, Vivo X90 Pro is currently available in Malaysia for MYR 4,999 (~USD 1,175) for the 12/256GB model. But Vivo says it is bringing X90 Pro to the international market including Europe and India pretty soon too. We expect the price of the Vivo X90 Pro in Nepal to be NPR 176,000 if it ever launches here officially.