vivo has introduced the “king of 1-inch sensors”: The vivo X90 Pro+ is here. The smartphone is not the first model with the 1-inch Sony IMX989 camera sensor, but vivo has added several improvements. First the lens: it features a high-quality glass element with an Abbe number of 81.6 (higher number means less light scattering). It also features the Zeiss T* coating, which reduces glare and ghosting. The lens has a fairly wide aperture of f/1.75, which collects more light.
The 1-inch Sony IMX989 sensor has a 77% larger photosensitive area compared to the X80 Pro’s 1/1.3-inch sensor. The pixels measure 1.6 µm and achieve an effective pixel size of 3.2 µm after 4-in-1 binning. The X90 Pro+ also has two telephoto cameras. The more interesting of the two is a 90mm periscope lens with a 64-megapixel sensor. It offers 3.5x optical zoom and 100x digital zoom. There is also a fast 50 mm portrait lens (f/1.6, fixed focus) with a 50 megapixel IMX758 sensor. All three cameras mentioned so far have OIS.
14-bit RAW mode
The ultrawide lens has been optimized for low distortion. It has a 114-degree field of view and a 48-megapixel sensor (IMX598). The autofocus main cameras are supported by a time-of-flight laser system. The selfie camera uses a 32-megapixel sensor with an aperture of f/2.45. The X90 Pro+ can record 8K videos at 30 fps. In addition, there is a 14-bit RAW video mode and you can calibrate the camera with the typical gray card and choose between the Zeiss Natural Color 2.0 mode or vivo Vivid Color. Dolby Vision and LOG formats are supported and still images can be captured during video recording.
The camera system is not the only highlight of the vivo X90 Pro+. The brand new and currently most powerful Android chipset Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 is also on board and takes over the drive together with 12 GB RAM and 256 or 512 GB UFS 4.0 storage. A 8,900mm² vapor chamber keeps the performance stable.
The new vivo V2 image sensor handles the image processing. The chip has become more efficient with 16 TOPS per watt and is supported by 45 MB of on-chip SRAM. It combines ISP and AI technologies and handles noise reduction, HDR, MEMC and more.
E6-LTPO 4-AMOLED display with 1,800 nits
The vivo X90 Pro+ has a 6.78-inch E6-LTPO 4-AMOLED display from Samsung with a resolution of 1,440 x 3,200 pixels (20:9). The panel delivers 10-bit color and up to 120 Hz refresh rate. The display uses a 1,440 Hz high-frequency PWM system for dimming. The peak brightness is 1,800 nits. The double curved display is factory calibrated and supports Dolby Vision.
vivo X90 Pro+ image samples: Vivid Color / Zeiss Natural Color 2.0
The 4,700 mAh battery consists of two cells for quick charging. There are no records in this department though – the Pro+ supports 80W wired and 50W wireless charging. A full charge via cable takes 33 minutes. There are stereo speakers and Bluetooth 5.3 along with aptX HD and LDAC. The USB-C port has a USB 3.2 Gen1-rating and supports video output.
There are two color variants – China Red and Original Black, both with a faux leather texture. The X90 Pro+ is IP68 protected against dust and water and measures 9.7 mm with a weight of 221 g.
vivo X90 Pro+ prices
The vivo X90 Pro+ will initially only be available in China and with OriginOS 3. Presale starts on November 28th and general sale on December 6th. The 12/256 GB model costs 6,500 CNY ($910), while 12/512 GB models go for 7,000 CNY. As of now, there is no information about global launch plans. Some goes for the X90 and X90 Pro.