Vivo and MediaTek go with everything for the high-end, meet the Vivo X90 and X90 Pro

The jewel in the crown of MediaTek, The Dimensity 9200 chipset finally hits the market with the Vivo X90 and X90 Pro. Devices that promise to compete in the super high-end of smartphones in 2023.

Success is a two-edged sword. When Vivo launched the Vivo X80 series of phones in May 2022, it not only managed to create one of the hottest high-end phones of the year. At the same time, he created immense expectations about the quality of his successors. The answer came in 2023 with two names: the Vivo X90 and X90 Pro.

We are talking about two of the most anticipated phones of the year that they bring as a secret, to meet the enormous expectations behind them, with a common weapon: the Dimensity 9200, one of the most powerful chipsets ever made by MediaTek.

high design mobiles

Added to the computing power of the Dimensity 9200, the Vivo X90 and X90 Pro have few differences between them. Launched on the Asian market at the end of November 2022, the Vivo X90 family is 164 millimeters high and 75.5 millimeters wide.

With approximate weights of 215 grams and 195 grams, the Vivo X90 and X90 have a refined appearance with a 6.78 AMOLED screen on the front, while on the back there is a vegan leather cover and a large circle that houses three cameras. up to 50MP. A design similar to its predecessor the Vivo X80.

Opening the door to a new category

Beyond appearances, the expectations of the new Vivo are given by its computing power and its cameras. To start off the Dimensity 9200 is a 64-bit, 8-core beast.

The chipset architecture follows a 1,3,4 pattern, with a main core (Cortex X3) running at a speed of 3.05GHz; 3 additional cores (Cortex X3) clocked at 2.85GHz and finally 3 high-efficiency cores (Cortex-A510) clocked at 1.8GHz.

Thanks to this design, the Dimensity 9200 performs up to 12% better than its predecessor, the Dimensity 9000, while consuming 25% less power.

These energy achievements are undoubtedly due to its new 4-nanometer manufacturing process, which allows it to include more transistors, generate less heat, and at the same time be more efficient.

gamer soul

Although the new Vivo, at first glance, seem like sophisticated and elegant products, perfect for an office, a gamer's heart is hidden inside. This thanks to its graphics unit (GPU), the Arm Immortalis-G715, a component that achieves what was unthinkable recently: hardware Ray Tracing support on mobile devices.

Ray Tracing, popularized by the world of gaming on powerful and expensive computers, comes to mobile phones thanks to a technology called Hyper Engine 6.0, developed by MediaTek to offer unprecedented realism in the mobile segment.

Colors Live X90 Pro

An image is worth more than ever

Following the trend set by the Vivo X80, its successors stand out for high performance cameras. The rears present a triad with a Sony IMX989 main sensor, for the Vivo X80 Pro, and an IMX866, for the Vivo X80, with f1.75 apertures to capture brighter images.

The other two rear cameras are wide-angle equipped with a Sony IMX663 sensor, with an f2.0 aperture, and a 50 MP portrait camera with a Sony IMX758 chip. Regarding the front cameras, both have the same arrangement with a 32MP sensor with an f2.45 aperture.  

By the way, Vivo has been working with legendary optical equipment manufacturer Zeiss for years to ensure better lenses and image processing. As a result of all these efforts, Vivo's new family can capture videos of up to 8k, on the rear camera, and up to 4K on the front camera.

Battery and software

Regarding the batteries, there are small differences with 4,870mAh, for the Vivo X80 Pro, and 4,810mAh for the vivo X80. Both come equipped with 120W ultra-fast charging and the only difference is the support for 50W wireless charging in the older brother.

Other aspects in common are a 12GB LPDDR5 type RAM memory, as well as internal storage from 256 GB. Similarly, the Vivo X80 come with FuntouchOS, the customization layer of Android 13.

Last but not least, the Dimensity 9200 incorporates the sixth version of its APU 690, an accelerated processing unit (APU for its acronym in English) in charge of the work of Artificial Intelligence of the phone and that learns from the behavior of users. to offer, every day, a better experience.

Image: MediaTek

This content was developed with the support of MediaTek, which has not influenced the editorial approach. Impacto TIC and MediaTek have commercial agreements to develop content on innovation in mobile technology.

Jorge Hernandez
Jorge Hernandez
Journalist, writer and scriptwriter, he has worked in the narrative design of videogames and with technology media such as El Tiempo, El Espectador and Esquire magazine, among others. He is a lover of cinema, manga, comics, the gray afternoons of Bogotá, coffee and Neil Gaiman's books.

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