Sony is promising enhanced low-light photography from its imminent range of smart phone camera sensors, gratitude to the addition of white-light pixels. Only a restricted number have flashlight capacity, which can be strenuous on battery life and make washed-out photos.
Software is then used to join this information with the detail recorded by the RGB pixels to provide an enhanced shot. Sony's squash release comments that introducing white-light sensing pixels would generally contain the side-effect of debasing the picture. Smart phones usually use slighter lenses and image sensors than devoted cameras, delivering blurred or dark pictures in low light.