DJI Mavic Mini 2 release date, price and everything we know so far
The original DJI Mavic Mini is less than a year old, but there are already strong rumors about the upcoming launch of a DJI Mavic Mini 2 successor .
We're big fans of the Mavic Mini, which currently tops our guide to the best drones for beginners. It's tiny, affordable, and weighs just 249g, which means it is 1g less than the weight required for a drone to be registered with civil aviation authorities like the FAA (in the US) or the CAA in the UK.
But That's not to say there isn't room for improvement, maybe that's why DJI seems to be gearing up to announce a successor. So what new treats should the Mavic Mini 2 have? it bring and what leaks have they revealed so far?
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A new Federal Communications Commission (FCC) filing in the United States has revealed potential clues and generally suggests a launch is near. So let's dive into everything we know so far about the DJI Mavic Mini 2 and the kind of features we'd love to see aboard its smallest, cheapest drone.
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- What is it likely to be? A small 4K successor to the DJI Mavic Mini
- When was it released? There is no planned launch date yet, but potentially November
- How much will it cost? Probably in the region of $ 399 / £ 369 / AU $ 599
DJI Mavic Mini 2 release date and price
So far there has been no leak revealing the release date or possible price for the DJI Mavic Mini 2, but we can make educated guesses.
The original DJI Mavic Mini launched on October 30, 2019, so if DJI is considering an annual release cycle (as the evidence so far suggests), we can expect a date of similar launch for its successor.
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When it arrived last year, the Mavic Mini was priced at $ 399 / £ 369 / AU $ 599 and its price never fell. not too far removed from that. With the Mavic Mini 2 likely to have a similar design to its predecessor, it seems likely that its price will be in this stage.
What will be interesting, however, is it is what will happen to prix of the Mavic Mini if its sequel is indeed coming soon. While a big discount seems unlikely, it could turn out to be an attractive option for those who don't need to shoot in 4K.
DJI Mavic Mini 2 News and Rumors
The biggest clue yet that 'A DJI Mavic Mini 2 May Be Launched Soon is an FCC (Federal Communications Commission) filing in the United States, which was recently picked up by DJI drone pilot @ OsitaLV on October 6th.
Filing reveals a model number very similar to that of the original Mavic Mini. But the biggest clue is a wireframe drawing showing the device's battery, with a placeholder name "Camera Drone ".
If you compare this design to the existing Mavic Mini (below), there is certainly astrong similarity. The position of the ports, including a microSD slot, is even identical.
The FCC file (left) shows a drone with a design similar to the DJI Mavic Mini (right). (Image credit: FCC / Future)
What do we know about Other of the DJI Mavic Min I have 2? The only other rumors currently suggest that it will continue to have a 12MP sensor (probably the same 1 / 2.3 inch CMOS as the current model), but this time around , it will be able to shoot 4K videos.
The lack of 4K shooting (or 2.7K video mode) was one of our main criticisms of the original DJI Mavic Mini, so this seems like a likely upgrade for its sequel. We would also like to see the inclusion of ActiveTrack object tracking, although it is possiblethat DJI continues to reserve it for its mid-range drones like the DJI Mavic Air 2.
More likely the inclusion of a USB-C port, to replace the dated microUSB charging on the Mavic Mini. Otherwise, the DJI Mavic Mini 2 would have to share the same physical design as its predecessor, which is understandable - it needs to stay below 250g to maintain its hassle-free status as a drone that doesn't need to be registered. with aviation. authorities.
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It It is likely that the Mavic Mini 2 will continue to use Enhanced Wi-Fi for its connectivity, but could have a range longer than the Mavic Mini at launch. An article from the Chinese website Kanzhaji recently suggested that a firmware update increased the range of the Mavic Mini to 2.5 km without losing its video stream, against 1.5 km. This is an anecdotal rather than official improvement, but suggests that the Mavic Mini 2 could get a similar range increase as well.
It 's at pretty much everything we know about the Mavic Mini 2 rumor at the moment, but we'll update this page with more rumors and an official announcement as soon as we hear them.
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