The amount of light hitting the sensor is a very important factor in the construction of the final image. Of course, the area of the sensor itself and the pixel size are also very important.
The modern flagship cameraphones uses a sensor with a pixel structure RYYB, which, according to the developers, allowed an increase in the amount of light transmitted by 40% compared to traditional sensors. This has significantly improved the quality of photos in low light.
It is worth noting that the company Huawei used a 13-megapixel RGBW image sensor in the smartphone Huawei P8, which entered the market in 2015.
Vivo states that it has created a new RGBW image sensor from scratch, and that it is significantly superior to all other solutions in the market. However, those who want to try this technology in action will have to be patient. Vivo said it will release a cell phone using RGBW technology in the second half of 2021.