It was roughly this time a yr in the past that DJI introduced what had been rumoured for months beforehand: a super-lightweight drone that got here in below the minimal necessities for registration within the US, UK and different international locations.
Not solely that: it wasn’t too costly. So, mixed with the comfort of with the ability to fly it (the place permitted) with out having to pay and doubtlessly label up your drone with its registration quantity, the Mavic Mini was unsurprisingly fashionable.
Being mild, it may fly for longer, so the one drawbacks have been the dearth of impediment avoidance and that it maxed out at 2.7K video.
If DJI may repair at the least the latter by bumping it as much as 4K (and never cannibalising its dearer Mavic drones within the course of) then it may have one other winner within the type of a Mavic Mini 2. Certainly, that is what present rumours are suggesting, though with none proof to again that up as of but.
It’s unlikely that impediment avoidance might be added, although. For one, additional equipment provides additional weight and the place each gram issues, that is one function which was ditched on the unique to maintain it below 250g.
The opposite purpose is price: additional sensors price more cash, and the Mavic Mini is an entry-level gadget (discounting the Tello, which is bought by DJI however which doesn’t carry its model).
The unique Mavic Mini’s video topped out at 2.7K
DJI Mavic Mini 2 launch date rumours
Anticipated announcement date: November 2020
The primary purpose for believing a second-gen drone is on the playing cards isn’t just because a yr has handed because the Mavic Mini was launched.
It’s as a result of a Twitter consumer – @OsitaLV – has observe document relating to DJI leaks. Initially the tweet merely stated “Mavic mini 2 is on the best way”.
Mavic mini 2 is on the best way.
— OsitaLV (@OsitaLV)
September 24, 2020
However a few weeks later and there was extra concrete proof:
So that is so referred to as Mavic Mini 2, they share the identical design.Oh, it has Bluetooth, 2.four/5.8G WiFi and a couple of.four/5.8G with out the WiFi signal.P.S. the mannequin title of authentic Mavic mini is MT1SS5 and MT1SD25 (gross sales in Europe and Japan). pic.twitter.com/nRm3ZwfxyL
— OsitaLV (@OsitaLV)
October 6, 2020
In fact, this might imply something when it comes to a launch date, however stating it now, somewhat earlier than a yr had handed because the Mavic Mini’s unveiling, may effectively recommend it’s imminent. It will imply that battery capability is barely greater than the unique, nevertheless it’s unlikely to result in noticeably longer flight instances.
The rumoured October DJI launch seems to be a second-gen Osmo Pocket judging by the copious leaks over the weekend, and the considering is that the corporate will maintain one other occasion in November to announce the Mavic Mini 2.
Many had speculated that the Mavic three would launch this yr. Certainly, we wrote about it again in March earlier than the Mavic Air 2 was introduced. However that hasn’t occurred but, and DJI certainly has new fashions within the works for launch earlier than Christmas.
The vacation season is the one to hit for shopper devices, which is why a Mavic Mini 2 announcement earlier than the top of October is sensible.
What is going to the Mavic Mini 2 price?
Within the UK, the unique Mavic Mini price £369 ($399 within the US), so it could be in DJI’s pursuits to maintain a sub-£400/$400 value. Any greater and people impulse consumers might be delay, however after all if consumers need 4K they could should pay for it.
Clearly, that is all simply hypothesis at this level: there aren’t any leaks or rumours past the tweet above.
We count on extra particulars to floor over the following couple of weeks, even when it’s simply the announcement of a DJI on-line occasion. However when that occurs and will any leaks happen, we’ll replace this text.
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