The vivo Y36 is starting to become its own series as a third member has been introduced: the vivo Y36i.

Powering the vivo Y36i is a MediaTek Dimensity 6020 octa-core processor — a quite packed midrange chipset and is paired with 128GB of storage and 4GB of RAM.


The front is dominated by the decent 6.56-inch HD+ LCD display with an apt 90Hz refresh rate and 180Hz touch sampling. There’s a waterdrop notch for the 5-megapixel selfie camera.

On the back, we have vivo’s clean design language with a discreet camera island holding a 13-megapixel main shooter and what vivo’s Chinese website calls — with the help of Google Translate — an anti-stroboscopic sensor for “real-time and accurate detection of light source frequency, taking pictures of the screen and water surface to avoid interference from water ripples.”


Since it’s first coming to China, the Y36i will ship with Android 13-based OriginOS 3.0.

Oh, and thanks to the modern chipset, the Y36i gets to have 5G connectivity. There’s also a side-mounted fingerprint scanner for security.


The vivo Y36i is now available in China for a price of CNY1,199 (~Php9,300). No word yet if it’s coming to the Philippines.

vivo Y36i Specs

  • Android 13, OriginOS 13
  • Dual SIM, Dual standby
  • 6.56-inch HD+ IPS display, 1612 x 720 pixel resolution, 269ppi
  • 90Hz refresh rate
  • 2.2GHz MediaTek Dimensity 6020 octa-core processor
  • 4GB RAM
  • Mali-G57 GPU
  • 128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD
  • 5-megapixel front camera
  • 13-megapixel + anti-stroboscopic sensor rear cameras, LED flash
  • Side-mounted fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
  • Single loudspeaker
  • HSPA+, 4G LTE
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
  • Bluetooth 5.1
  • FM radio
  • USB-C
  • Dimensions: 163.7 x 75.4 x 8.1mm
  • Weight: 186g
  • Colors: Purple, Gold, Black
  • 5,000mAh non-removable battery, 15W charging

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