The first phone to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset has been unveiled — Vivo’s X90 Pro+. It is expected to be the processor that will power several Android flagship devices next year. The chipset was announced only a week ago but Vivo has already unveiled the flagship device that comes with the processor. At the moment the phone is limited to the Chinese market.
What makes the phone an important one is its camera hardware. Vivo has been making improvements in the camera department drastically over the last few years and this time, it looks great on paper (we will have the review when it launches in India). The smartphone comes with a quad-camera set-up at the back with a 50MP 1-inch type Sony IMX989 f/1.75 sensor as a primary wide-angle camera and has a 48MP ultra-wide angle camera (Sony IMX589), a 50MP 2x telephoto lens (Sony IMX758), and a 64MP periscope zoom lens (OmniVision OV64B). These are massive upgrades. There is also laser-assisted auto-focus while the camera puts to use an in-house V2 chip along with Zeiss T* coating and ZEISS optics. There is support for 8K@30fps video recording. On the front, the phone has a 32MP selfie snapper. The phone has a 6.78-inch curved LTPO 4 AMOLED panel with a 2K (1440p) resolution, supporting up to 120Hz refresh rate.
Also launched, Vivo X90 and the Vivo X90 Pro, which are powered by Mediatek Dimensity 9200 SoC with up to 12GB of RAM and 512GB of internal storage. Both the phones come with a 6.78-inch FHD+ resolution AMOLED display and 120Hz refresh rate but the difference lies in the camera section. The Vivo X90 Pro has a triple camera set-up at the back with a 50MP primary wide-angle camera (a 1-inch Sony IMX989 sensor) like the one on the X90 Pro+. The Vivo X90 too has a triple camera set-up with a 50MP primary Sony IMX866 wide-angle camera, a 12MP ultra-wide angle sensor and a 12MP 50mm telephoto lens with Zeiss T* coating.
On the top model, you get a 4,700 mAh battery with support for up to 80W wired and 50W wireless charging while Vivo X90 Pro has a 4,870 mAh battery with support for 120W fast wired charging and 50W wireless charging. As for Vivo X90, it has a 4,810 mAh battery with support for 120W wired charging but there’s no wireless charging.
The three phones are launching first in China with open sales beginning on December 6. At the moment, we don’t have a global pricing.