It looks like DJI may be preparing to unveil an entry-level foldable drone called the Mavic, according to site Heliguy, who backs up its claim with a handful of images showing the new drone.
For the most part, DJI is well known for its Phantom line of drones which are feature packed and come with a pretty hefty price tag. Now, it seems the company may have their sights set on the entry-level market with a new drone reportedly named Mavic – a name DJI registered trademarks for in August.
This new drone is set to be a much smaller, lighter, and foldable entry-level machine making it more affordable and more portable.
If words weren’t enough for you, Heliguy seems to have also acquired images of the drone, from an unnamed source, which shows the drone all neatly folded up. The mechanism, according to the images, would allow you to fold the machines arms, legs, and rotors all into its main body.
Interestingly, DJI may not be going incredibly entry-level with this drone as it’ll also offer a 4K camera with a 2-axis gimbal for better shooting, as well as an Android-powered controller with LCD display. It’ll weigh only 1.43lbs.
DJI will apparently market this device at new drone enthusiasts on the hunt for an affordable device which still has great shooting capabilities.
The drone is expected to be unveiled on September 15, according to rumours, which would be interesting considering GoPro’s own foldable Karma copter is set to be unveiled on September 20.