Vivo just launched the new Vivo Z1i, a toned-down version of the Vivo Z1 that was introduced back in May.

The Vivo Z1i looks really identical to its older brother. It has a shiny back panel that is also reminiscent to the Vivo X21. The Z1i also has the same 6.28-inch FHD+ display, complete with the infamous display notch on top, which houses the 16-megapixel selfie camera and other sensors.


Under the hood, it sports a Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor — an obvious compromise compared to the Snapdragon 660 chipset found on the more expensive variant. On the upside, it’s partnered with 4GB of RAM and a generous 128GB of internal storage.

On the back, we have the 13-megapixel primary camera, which is coupled by a 2-megapixel sensor to capture depth for the Portrait Mode feature. The device runs on Android 8.1 Oreo with FunTouchOS 4.0.


Vivo Z1i Specs

  • Android 8.1 Oreo, FunTouchOS 4.0
  • Dual nano SIM, hybrid
  • 6.26-inch FHD+ IPS display, 2280 x 1080 resolution, ~403ppi
  • 19:9 aspect ratio
  • 1.8GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 636 octa-core processor
  • Adreno 509
  • 4GB RAM
  • 128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 256GB
  • 16-megapixel front camera
  • 13-megapixel + 2-megapixel dual rear cameras, PDAF, LED flash
  • Fingerprint scanner, Face Unlock
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 5.0
  • GPS, A-GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
  • FM Radio
  • microUSB 2.0
  • Dimensions: 154.8 x 75.1 x 7.9mm
  • Weight: 149g
  • Colors: Black, Red
  • 3,260mAh non-removable battery

The Vivo Z1i is available in China for a price of CNY1,898 (~Php15,300). Vivo Philippines is yet to announce the device’s official availability in the Philippines. But considering that the Vivo Z1 never made its way here, it’s likely that the Z1i will have the same fate.

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