Vivo X90 official announcement Live Blog

Vivo X90 Live Blog
The Vivo X90 series is one of the most interesting devices to see the light of day this year. With its 1-inch camera sensor (Sony IMX989) under a Zeiss-branded lens system, the Pro Plus model in the series promises to dethrone thecamera phone champions of today. We're also expecting to see the latest mobile chipset technology - the X90 is believed to sport the Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 (or MediaTek Dimensity 9200), and could become the first series to feature this silicon. Join us for a live coverage of the event and share the excitement!

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Thanks for sticking with us!

That's it, guys! The Vivo X90 series is official and we have yet another 1-inch camera phone to battle the big guys and change the status quo. Thanks for sticking with us and thanks for all the comments below. We sincerely hope these devices make global debut at some point, so we can pit them against other camera champions.
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Price and availability

Time for pricing and unsurprisingly - we're getting Chinese yuans. The vanilla Vivo X90 comes in three memory flavors - 8/128GB, 8/256GB, and 12/256GB, priced respectively 3,699 ($520), 3,999 ($560), and 4,499 ($630) yuans. The upper Vivo X90 Pro model comes in three variants - 8/256GB, 12/256GB, and 12/512GB - priced 4,999 yuans, 5,499 yuans, and 5,999 yuans ($700/$770/$840). And finally, the flagship Vivo X90 Pro+ is available with 12/256GB or 12/512GB memory configuration for 6,499 or 6,999 Chinese yuans ($910/$980). Unfortunately, all of the devices are China-only, at least for the moment.

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Vivo TWS Air and Vivo Pad

To wrap up the event Vivo announced two additional products - the Vivo TWS Air true wireless noise-canceling earbuds, with bells and whistles such as 48 and 49dB noise cancelation (on the vanilla and Pro model respectively), 360-degree audio, 40 hours of battery life, and 55ms latency. The Vivo Pad tablet probably won't ever come out of China but it's still part of the portfolio and today's presentation.

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Vivo X90 Pro+ specs at a glance

There are other differences between the vanilla X90 and the Pro+ model - the latter sports IP68 water and dust resistance, as well as side-firing stereo speakers. The battery is 4,800mAh but the fast charging here is limited to 80W wired, and 50W wireless. There's also a bigger heatsink to dissipate the heat from that 4nm MediaTek Dimensity 9200 SoC. There are two color options - black and red.

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Brighter 2K display on the Vivo X90 Pro+

The already impressive display of the vanilla Vivo X90 has been upgraded - the 2K panel boasts 120Hz refresh rate but this is an LTPO 4.0 panel which means that it will be able to go all the way from 1Hz to 120Hz. The brightness is also stunning  - 1,800 nits but it's worth noting that this is a peak brightness of a very small portion of the display. Nevertheless, it's impressive.

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The Sony IMX989 1-inch sensor makes an appearance!

Here it is, the 1-inch 3.2-micron IMX989 sensor that Sony made specifically for smartphones. It sits under an f/1.75 lens with optic image stabilization, and on paper it should deliver some stunning photos. The second camera is an ultrawide snapper with a 114-degree field of view - it uses the IMX598 sensor from Sony. There are two telephoto cameras - one aims to deliver 50mm focal length equivalent for portrait shots and it uses another Sony-branded sensor - the IMX758 under a lens with f/1.6 for great bokeh shots, and the other is a no-name periscope lens with the equivalent of 90mm and the capability to go all the way to 100x zoom (with digital magics, of course). Check out the gallery below:

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We're not over - the Vivo X90 Pro+ is here!

It turns out Vivo was saving the best for the end part of the event. For all of you disappointed by the lack of a 1-inch camera sensor, periscope zoom and other camera goodies - it was the vanilla X90 we were talking about up to this point. Enter the true flagship!

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120W fast charging

The Vivo X90 comes with 120W wired fast charging - able to charge the dual 4,810mAh battery from 0 to 50% in 8 minutes. Here are all the specs at a glance:

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1300-nit display with 120Hz

The display of the Vivo X90 comes with HDR10+ support, 100% P3 color gamut coverage, and 452PPI pixel density. The rumors about a 144Hz panel turned out false, as this phone sports "just" 120Hz refresh rate on its display panel with 300Hz touch sampling rate. The peak brightness of this panel is listed at 1,300 nits. It's worth noting that Vivo has listed average detlaE number that's less than 0.3, which will make the display extremely color-accurate.

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Vivo X90 camera

And now it's time to turn our attention to the main feature of the Vivo X90 - its camera system. It looks like the main 50MP sensor is a Sony VCS IMX866 (no word on the IMX989 sadly), sitting under a f/1.75 lens with OIS. The second camera uses Sony's IMX663 with 108-degree field of view. The third camera is again using an IMX663 sensor but doing some portrait cropping with the equivalent of a 50mm lens.
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MediaTek Dimensity 9200 dissected

We're now getting more details about the silicon inside the Vivo X90 - the latest MediaTek chipset. The Dimensity 9200 employs the Arm v9 architecture with 1+3+4 cores, one big Cortex X3 core, three medium cores (A715), and four efficient ones (A510). The GPU is also pretty interesting - it's the Immortalis-G715, touted to have 32% more performance compared to the chip in the previous MediaTek SoC and 41% more energy efficiency.

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Three color variants available

The Vivo X90 will apparently be available in three colors - red like a rocky canyon, black - to mimic the night, and ice blue, to resemble the pureness of the icy ocean. The back of the devices features a faux-leather design, similar to what we saw on the Xiaomi 12S Ultra.

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Vivo X90 breaks cover with Xtreme Imagination

And here's the main act this evening - the new Vivo X90 lineup, proudly sporting the huge camera system ring, housing four lenses. The design is also really interesting, as Vivo has strived to achieve what is known as the "golden ratio" among art aficionados. Here are some pictures showing the design of the device.

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MediaTek Dimensity 9200 announced!

There were rumors that two versions of the Vivo X90 Pro+ will be released - one with the new MediaTek Dimensity 9200, and another sporting the Snapdragon 8 (Gen1, Gen2) processor. It looks like the phone will launch with MediaTek silicon first.

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3,2,1... We're LIVE!

The event has officially kicked off with some gorgeous panoramas and nature views to emphasize the camera prowess of the new lineup. We got a few glimpse of the camera and the Zeiss branding too!
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What we expect to see?

Vivo is believed to launch several devices today - namely the Vivo X90, Vivo X90 Pro, and Vivo X90 Pro+. Alongside the new smartphone lineup, Vivo will also unveil a new true wireless earbuds model - the Vivo TWS Air.
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30 minutes to the official unveiling!

The tension is slowly building as we approach the designated hour. Could Vivo X90 challenge the titans of smartphone photography? Will any of the models in this lineup reach the global market? Stay tuned to find the answers to these pressing questions!

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