UPDATE 29/ 7/ 2018: In one of the biggest leaks ever, all the mystery surrounding the yet to be released DJI Mavic Pro 2 has completely evaporated. UK residents noticed that the recent Argo’s catalog featured the new drone and gave out all the relevant details about it.
The retail store’s catalog showed not one but two Mavic Pro drones. The new DJI Mavic 2 will apparently come in two separate versions - The DJI Mavic 2 Pro that comes with a 1-inch CMOS sensor Hasselblad camera, and the DJI Mavic 2 Zoom that’s equipped with 2x optical zoom (24mm – 48mm).
The catalog also describes the drones as small yet powerful. They can record 1080p video and have up to 8km (5 miles) OcuSync transmission distance. Their max speed is 20m/s (45mph), and they also feature Omnidirectional obstacle sensing with APAS and Active Track 2.0. Best of all, the flight time has been increased from the previous 27 minutes to 31 minutes! The zoom version of the Mavic 2 comes with Dolly Zoom as well.
While these details have been leaked, there still isn’t any news on the actual release date of the DJI Mavic Pro 2.
DJI never fails to amaze their fans with every new drone they release, and this is why the DJI Mavic Pro is still standing as the leader in consumer drones in the market at the moment. If you’ve been following the release of their drone every year, you’ll know the next in line is the Mavic Pro 2, which is expected to come with upgraded features of the previously loved Mavic, as well as some cool new ones.
DJI has never been known to reveal any details about their drones and thus rumors are all we have to speculate over at this time. There have been some pictures leaked that have added fuel to the fire.
Here’s all we know about the yet to be released DJI Mavic Pro 2.
DJI Mavic Pro 2 Release Date
It has been speculated for a while that the next in line to release is the Mavic Pro 2 drone. In fact, people were sure that the new drone was to be released on the company’s 18 July 2018 global event named ‘See the bigger picture’ but it got postponed.
While the company didn’t comment on when the exact event is rescheduled they did say it wasn’t too far in the future, leading us to believe that we can expect it to happen sometime in late July 2018 or August 2018.
DJI Mavic Pro 2 price
The leading drone company may try to keep the price of this drone at a mid-price level. As the DJI Mavic Pro is currently sold for $899 (drone only), and its Platinum version for $1099 (drone only), the price of the new Mavic should be somewhere around $1200 to accommodate its upgraded features and design.
DJI Mavic Pro 2 Leaked images and rumors
Revealed by DroneDJ, there have been some pictures doing the rounds of the internet, which are supposed to be those of the yet to be released Mavic Pro 2. Based on the looks, the new drone looks kind of similar to its predecessor, with the only major change in design being the camera. Instead of the previous round camera structure, it now features one with a square design.
The overall body also looks smoother to provide a more aerodynamic design. The arm of the drone has ‘Mavic 2’ written on it, instead of the speculated name ‘Mavic Pro 2.’
If you notice closely, there are two different sensor sizes in the picture, leading us to believe they may be interchangeable. The gimbal also seems to be removable and the motors are looking slightly bigger than the original Mavic Pro.
The new Mavic 2 also seems to have front and side obstacle avoidance sensors and there is a chance there may be more at the bottom and back of the drone.
DJI Mavic Pro 2 features
People are most excited to know about the camera that this new drone will feature and the speculation online claims that the 4k camera of the Mavic Pro can only be bettered on the Mavic 2. If the above leaked picture is true, it could have 2 sensors, with one being 1 inch and another being 1/1.7. The camera may even be able to record video in 4K at 60 fps.
Users are also hoping for a major battery upgrade and there are chances of an upgrade of up to 10 minutes from what the flight time of the Mavic Pro is currently. There is speculation that the drone may finally be equipped with Li-Io (Lithium Ion) batteries instead of the standard Li-Po batteries, which help make them suitable for all weather conditions.
Better obstacle avoidance sensor may be a reality with the drone featuring 4 seasons all around its body if the pictures above are to be believed. This will make the drone more welcome to beginner fliers as well. There may also be an improved ActiveTrack feature, which is a hit with consumers already.
Users are definitely hoping for a water-resistant drone from DJI, as they currently don’t have any. It may not be completely 100% waterproof, but can be resistant to light showers.