According to what is learned, Sony IMX866 should be larger than its predecessor (ie Sony IMX766) and be able to count on larger pixels, able to collect more light.
Another important difference should be the arrangement of the Red-Green-Blue-White pixel matrix (instead of the traditional red, green and blue pixels used in the Sony IMX766): the addition of the white pixel should allow for better light collection. and better color accuracy.
Finally, Sony IMX866 should be a dual-frame sensor, capable of reaching an aspect ratio of 16:11 (using 1 / 1.49 ″ from the sensor size) during video recording while for photos an aspect ratio of 4: 3 (overall size not disclosed).
This solution should allow the new sensor of the Japanese giant to be able to collect an optimal amount of light both during video recording and when taking photos (the related needs differ in this regard).
We await official information from Sony to find out when its new sensor will be officially launched and, above all, which smartphones will have the honor of making it debut on the market. We'll see.