The newest member of vivo’s Y line of entertaining, high-performing smartphones, the vivo Y36 5G, was unveiled. The Y36 5G balances durability with ease of use to provide customers on a budget with the most elegantly enjoyable smartphone experience currently available. It has a bigger, brighter 6.64-inch FHD+ dotch display, best-in-class features, and great performance.
Don’t be fooled by the fun, fashionable design profile of Y36 5G. Behind the sleek good looks, the latest member of Y series remains packed with features that make it uncompromisingly impressive. Alongside a larger, brighter 6.64-inch display, users will be reassured with its 8 GB of RAM, 8 GB of extended RAM, and 256 GB of storage. A 5000 mAh large battery with 44W FlashCharge means you will never miss a moment, while IP54 water and dust resistance ensures that Y36 5G won’t let you down when the fun gets going.
“The all-new Y36 5G builds on the success of vivo Y series, matching affordability, best-in-class features, gorgeously chiseled good looks, 5G connectivity and a larger, brighter display that makes life even more vibrant. Challenging the status-quo with specs, features, and exceptional design principles, Y36 5G underlines our quest to double the fun in your lifestyle,” said Mike Xu, Chief Executive Officer of vivo.
Higher 5G Performance and Longer Battery Life
The beating heart of the all-new Y36 5G is the latest flagship 5G chipset from MediaTek, the Dimensity 6020. An octa-core, 64-bit processor built on the energy-efficient 7 nm process, the MediaTek Dimensity 6020 packs a pair of Cortex-A76 cores at up to 2.2 GHz to take care of the heavy lifting, backed by six power-efficient Cortex-A55 cores that keep things ticking over in the background when multitasking.
This time, Y36 5G brings better performance of Memory Booster with the support of three core sub-features: Extended RAM 3.0, RAM Saver, and Interface Preserver. The inclusion of vivo Extended RAM 3.0 technology means that the 8 GB of LPDDR4X memory of Y36 5G is supplemented with additional virtual memory of 8 GB. This means a faster, lag-free experience and the capability to run over 25 apps without losing momentum. Users will not have to worry about downloading or saving apps, videos or files on the phone thanks to the generous storage of 256 GB.
Despite its slim body, Y36 5G houses a 5000 mAh large battery that can hold its charge for extended HD movie streaming and graphic-intensive gaming sessions. The device also features 44W FlashCharge for impressively fast charging, meaning battery life will no longer impact your lifestyle.
Battery lifespan over time is enhanced further with the vivo Smart Charging Engine, which determines an optimal charging strategy based on whether the screen is on or off, or whether the phone is plugged into a device or charger. This reduces battery deterioration by up to 25%. Charging safety is guaranteed with 24-Dimension Security Protection that monitors the phone, battery, charging chip, Type-C port, cable and adapter to guarantee safe current, voltage, and temperature.
Y36 5G offers incredibly immersive audio thanks to its advanced Hi-Res speaker system, and Audio Booster, which boosts 200% volume, reaching up to 73 dB. In audio scenarios where a headset is not used, it provides an intense auditory experience that users can feel the atmosphere and emotions of each scene, or song with power and clarity.
Elegant Design, Stunning Dotch Display
Y36 5G is the first Y series model to feature a larger 6.64-inch FHD+ (2388 × 1080) LCD display with a subtle dotch design which minimizes interference with your viewing experience. Despite the larger viewing area, Y36 5G has a remarkable screen-to-body ratio of 91% that is more generous than most flagship offerings. Boasting a refresh rate of 60 Hz, a high touch sampling rate, and P3 color gamut, Y36 5G can be expected to perform perfectly on the sunniest of days, maintaining absolute clarity and visibility thanks to its maximum brightness of 650 nits.
Y36 5G is available in Semporna Green and Mystic black, two new color designs for Y series that will attract attention at first sight. Delivering a new stylishly flat design that exudes elegance and class, Y36 5G incorporates a Dual Ring Design that draws inspiration from the twin-lens reflex features of professional photography devices, embodying a sense of professional imaging. Composite sheet coating gives users a solid in-hand feeling, with a grip that can be trusted, while contoured 2.5D edge curvature adds a genuinely classy feel. Y36 5G is about 8 mm thick, and lightweight in your pocket at just 190 grams.
vivo knows how important it is to be able to rely on your phone in all environments and conditions, which is why Y36 5G has undergone rigorous quality tests to ensure its durability against scratches, accidental drops, and harsh weather conditions. IP54 rating means it’s resistant to dust and water, and well-prepared for the most adventurous of lifestyles.
Device security is also assured. An easy-to-access lock screen is bolstered with a fingerprint scanner integrated within the power button on the device’s right side, allowing users to simultaneously power on and unlock the phone.
Ultra HD Imaging System with Atmospheric Portrait
Y36 5G is a photographer’s dream, especially when it comes to taking creative portrait shots using Atmospheric Portrait. Using the 16 MP HD front portrait camera, users can apply unique light effects that produce personalized, sophisticated selfies.
Multiple portrait styles are also available on both front and rear cameras. Front camera portrait styles include Fresh, Texture, 1980s, Rococo, Gray, Film, Holiday, Kyoto cherry and Tokyo style, while the rear camera boasts Vintage film, French impressions, and Flash portrait. Users can also apply a Face Beauty algorithm which enhances every aspect of the user’s face, brushing up skin tones, and smoothing complexions while beautifying facial features. Finer details can be manually adjusted to achieve specific looks that reflect the unique personality of the user.
Front Portrait mode offers multiple levels of the bokeh effect that can be adjusted to make users stand out as the main subject in the photo. In low-light environments with point light sources, the 2 MP rear bokeh camera offers Bokeh Flare Portrait mode with multiple effects that users can customize, blurring busy backgrounds so that the subject stands out. Double Exposure mode comes in two varieties: Two Exposures which merges two consecutive shots, and Multiple Exposure which blends characters and backgrounds to produce distinctive and surreal photo effects.
The rear camera also supports Super Night Algorithms which use multi-frame denoising to capture vivid details in the most demanding lighting conditions. In environments where several light sources are detected, Al brightening technology captures well-adjusted and balanced pictures. Super Night Algorithms can be combined with Aura Screen Light to capture selfies in the dark with ambient, soft light generated from the phone itself.
Pricing and Availability
vivo Y36 5G is priced at RM1,099. Consumers can get it at all vivo concept stores, authorised dealers, vivo Malaysia’s official E-Store and vivo Malaysia’s official flagship stores on Shopee, Lazada and TikTok.
From 13 June till 16 July 2023, customers who purchase vivo Y36 are entitled to free gifts worth up to RM298, including a TWS earbud and a 1-year extended warranty. Additionally, those loyal customers who received SMS from vivo concept stores are eligible for a 1-year screen protection，however they need to redeem during the first sale period.
For more information, stay tuned to vivo Malaysia’s official page.