Vivo launches a new member of its Y36 lineup with a flicker sensor!

Vivo Y36i Price in Nepal
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Vivo recently launched a new member of its Y36 lineup in its home country. The new phone is a watered-down version of the Vivo Y36, that we reviewed a while ago. In this article, we will discuss the Vivo Y36i, its specifications, expected price in Nepal, and so on.

Vivo Y36i Overview

Design and Display

The Vivo Y36i looks similar to the regular Vivo Y36 for the most part. It is slightly smaller in dimensions at 163.74 x 75.43 x 8.09 mm while sporting a waterdrop display on the front. On the back, it also has a camera island with dual-camera cutout and a flash aligned right under them. It is available in three colour options: Fantasy Purple, Galaxy Gold, and Deep Space Black.

Vivo Y36i Design

In terms of display, we are getting a 6.56-inch LCD panel with 720 x 1612 pixels resolution. Meanwhile, it boasts a refresh rate of 90Hz, peak brightness of 840 nits, and a touch sampling rate of 180Hz. It is also capable of 2 nits of minimum brightness as well as a contrast ratio of 1500:1.


Under the hood, we are getting the MediaTek Dimensity 6020, which is a 5G chip. It is a 7nm octa-core processor that can clock in at a maximum of 2,200 MHz. We are getting a Mali-G57 GPU alongside this SoC. Meanwhile, Vivo has provided  4 GB LPDDR4x RAM coupled with 128 GB UFS 2.2 storage.

MediaTek Dimensity 6020 5G SoC

It also offers a virtual RAM expansion of 4 GB while Vivo has remained silent on storage expansion capabilities. It ships with the Origin OS 3.0 based on Android 13 in China. However, it will ship with the FunTouch OS when it makes its way to the global market.

Camera and the rest

The Vivo Y36i ships with 13MP CMOS sensor as the primary camera together with a flicker sensor on the back. This sensor apparently helps in real-time and accurate detection of light source frequency such that it rejects interference when taking pictures of screen and water surfaces. In the meantime, we have a 5MP front shooter with f/1.8 maximum aperture.

Vivo Y36i Camera

Juicing up the Vivo Y36i is a standard 5,000 mAh battery that supports 15W fast charging. In terms of connectivity, it supports dual SIM, dual-mode 5G, dual-band WiFi, and Bluetooth v5.1 for wireless connectivity. Moreover, it has USB Type-C, and a 3.5mm headphone jack for wired connections.

Vivo Y36i Specifications

  • Design: Rounded rectangle with a flat design
  • Dimensions: 163.74 mm x 75.43 mm x 8.09 mm
  • Weight: 186 grams
  • Display: 6.56” LCD Panel, 90Hz Refresh Rate, 180Hz Touch Sampling Rate, 840 nits peak brightness, 2 nits minimum brightness, 1500:1 contrast ratio, 16.7 million colour depth
  • Resolution: HD+ (720 x 1,612)
  • Chipset: Octa-core MediaTek Dimensity 6020 (7nm)
  • GPU: Mali-G57
  • RAM: 4 GB LPDDR4x + 4 GB extendable
  • ROM: 128 GB UFS 2.2
  • OS & UI: Android 13 on top of Origin OS 3
  • Rear Camera: Dual Camera (50 MP Primary + Flicker sensor)
  • Front Camera: 5 MP Camera (Centre-aligned waterdrop cutout)
  • Security: Side-mounted fingerprint sensor, Face wake
  • Sensors: Accelerometer, Ambient Light sensor, Proximity sensor, Electronic Compass
  • Navigation: Yes (including AGPS)
  • Battery: 5,000 mAh cell with 15W charging
  • Connectivity: Dual SIM, Dual 5G, Dual-band WiFi, Bluetooth v5.1, USB Type-C, 3.5mm headphone jack
  • Colour Options: Fantasy Purple, Galaxy Gold, Deep Space Black

Vivo Y36i Price in Nepal and Availability

The Vivo Y36i has been announced for a price tag of CNY 1,199. It is a China-only release as of now. However, we can expect it to make way into global market in coming months. If and when it makes its way here, we expect the Vivo Y36i price in Nepal to be NPR 26,999.

Vivo Y36i Price in China (Official) Price in Nepal (Expected)
4 GB + 128 GB CNY 1,199 NPR 28,999
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