The world’s first Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 phone is the Vivo X90 Pro Plus

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The Vivo X90 Pro Plus is the world’s first smartphone with the new Qualcomm Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 SoC. The Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 will power most of the flagship Android phones launching in 2023, but BBK’s Vivo beats them all and will be released ahead of the new year. The phone will be launched in China on December 6 for 6,499 CNY (about $910).

As for the specs, there’s a 6.78-inch 3200×1440 120Hz OLED display, 12GB of RAM, 256GB of storage, a 4700mAh battery with an 80W fast charger and a rare signing of View Qualcomm’s super large 3D Sonic Max in fingerprint sensor. The cameras are really big too, with Sony’s 1-inch IMX989 sensor leading the way along with a 50MP portrait camera, a 48MP ultrawide camera and a 64MP 3.5x telephoto camera .

As for fun new things that Snapdragon 8 Gen 2 enables, that storage is UFS 4.0, a new, faster flash storage standard that can reach read speeds of 4,200 MBps and write speeds of 2,800 MBps (although there’s no benchmark on this phone yet) . We were looking forward to Wi-Fi 7 support, but this phone only supports Wi-Fi 6. It’s hard to tell what’s up with the Chinese-language spec sheet, but it should have AV1 support.

The design is, uh, interesting. Vivo goes for a sort of point-and-shoot look, with a big, round camera bump, an elongated corner-mounted flash design, and a faux leather texture on the back. The circle is off-center, which looks a bit odd, and a polished metal stripe runs across the back emblazoned with “Xtreme Imagination.” Metal strip aside, you can see that this BBK phone will be a close cousin of the rumored OnePlus 11. BBK owns Oppo, Vivo, OnePlus, Realme, and iQOO, and they all have many parts in common.

As for the OnePlus variant, there are rumors that this phone could be out before the end of the year, but like last year it could be a China exclusive for a few months.

Offer image of Vivo


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