Vivo’s X90 Pro Plus: 1st with Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset

Vivo announced a trio of new flagship phones on Tuesday, and sitting at the top is the X90 Pro Plus, complete with the brand-new Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 chipset announced just last week.

The 8 Gen 2 is expected to appear in plenty of Android flagships over the next year, including Samsung's S23 series, but the X90 Pro Plus has the honour of being the very first to market. It also includes some serious camera hardware, putting it up there with the most ambitious smartphone cameras to date.

Unfortunately, for us, it's only launching in the Chinese market for now.

Vivo doesn't outright name the X90 Pro Plus' chipset as the 8 Gen 2, likely because of its partnership with MediaTek, but looking at the specs, you can connect the dots. The other two models in the series — the X90 and X90 Pro — use a MediaTek Dimensity 9200 system (similarly, the previous-gen X80 Pro used a Snapdragon 8 Gen 1 and the X80 used a Dimensity chipset). All three models feature a 6.78-inch, 120Hz OLED panel, ship with Android 13, and come with up to 12GB of RAM.

Serious stuff.

Presales for the X90 and X90 Pro started Tuesday, with the X90 shipping on November 30 and the X90 Pro on December 6. The X90 Pro Plus goes on presale on November 28, and it's slated to arrive on December 6.

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