Vivo Y36 Unveiled Again with a Twist; Downgraded Specs, New Design, and 5G Support

Sohail Akhtar

Vivo has thrown a curveball in China with the launch of a revamped Vivo Y36. It brings a fresh design and downgraded specifications compared to its global variant, released earlier this year. Unlike the original model, the Chinese variant of the Vivo Y36 is exclusively available in a 5G flavor.

The new version features downgraded specifications, creating a noticeable distinction from its Pakistani counterpart. Launched in July 2023, the Y36 witnessed an immediate price drop from Rs 70,000 to 64,999, offering users in the region a feature-rich and affordable device.

Distinctive changes in the Chinese variant include a smaller 6.56-inch display with an HD+ resolution, accompanied by a dewdrop notch rather than the centered punch hole in the global version. The rectangular camera island remains, but the LED flashlight has shifted to a new position below the cameras.

Under the hood, the Chinese Y36 runs on the MediaTek Dimensity 6020 chip, a departure from the Snapdragon 680 chip in the global model. The display of the latest 4G Vivo mobile maintains a 90Hz refresh rate but steps down to HD+. 

The primary and selfie cameras also take a hit, now featuring 13MP and 5MP sensors, a noticeable downgrade from the 50MP and 16MP sensors found in the global variant. Nevertheless, the 2MP depth sensor remains a consistent feature.

In terms of pricing, the Vivo Y36 in China comes in five memory configurations, with the base model (6GB + 128GB) priced at ¥1,399 (~PKR 55,500) and the top-tier variant (12GB + 512GB) available for ¥2,399 (~PKR 95,000). The phone is offered in Space Gray, Galaxy Gold, and Fantasy Purple color options, adding a splash of variety to its reimagined identity in the Chinese market.


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