New photos, specs emerge for DJI’s ‘Mavic Mini’ drone rumored to be released tomorrow
Late last week, DroneDJ obtained images of an unreleased DJI drone that appeared to blur the lines between DJI’s Spark and Mavic drones. Now, DroneDJ has gotten its hands on a number of specs it believes the drone, said to be named the Mavic Mini, could have when it’s officially revealed.
The images, which were first posted (and subsequently deleted) by Twitter user and drone pilot OsitaLV, show a drone that looks like DJI’s Mavic drones, but is small enough that it could also be the successor to the DJI Spark or even the DJI Mavic Air.
However, its arms articulate more in line with what the DJI Mavic Pro and DJI Mavic 2 Pro/Zoom do and its three-axis gimbal appears to be a smaller, less substantial version of that found on the Mavic Air—all details that further blur the lines of where this drone would sit in DJI’s lineup.
According to the new information provided by OsitaLV, the drone will feature a 12-megapixel 4K 1/2.3 CMOS sensor, retail for $399 when it launches, weigh 350g (12.35oz) and measure 270mm (10.63in) diagonally when unfolded. This puts it 100g over the FAA’s 250g limit, but still keeps it on the smaller side.
For the tech spec of the Mavic Mini, here is what I guessed.— OsitaLV (@OsitaLV) August 11, 2019
Power: 2-3S battery, probably used 18650. Regular propeller.
Body: about 270mm diagonal length when unfolded.
Radio: enhanced Wi-Fi
VIO: only in front & bottom.
Weight: about 350g
Camera: 12MP 1/2.3 CMOS
OsitaLV suggests the new drone will make use of the enhanced Wi-Fi technology found in DJI’s Mavic Air and Spark drones, and have object avoidance sensors on the front and bottom of the drone. It’s also reported the drone will use a new, replaceable battery that’s housed inside a compartment that also houses the memory card slot and USB port.
One anomaly, however, is that the images show a Micro USB port on the drone, while DJI’s more recent drones use USB-C. This could simply be because the drone seen in the images was an earlier version sent in for patent and registration purposes, before the jump to USB-C was made.
What will be released in Aug 13th?— OsitaLV (@OsitaLV) August 11, 2019
Rumor has it DJI has an announcement planned for tomorrow, so there’s a chance we’ll see this little machine in its final form.