If DJI was keen to keep its latest consumer drone under wraps, it has failed completely. A picture of the upcoming Mavic 2 drone was first leaked online earlier this month, but British store Argos has published a catalog showing the new drones in a prominent advertisement that also shows drones features.  The accidental leak shows two models of DJI Mavic 2, which has not even been released by the manufacturer yet. How a major dealer could unintentionally publish an advertisement before an official launch is unclear – either Argos failed to jump on the gun or DJI failed to inform the store about the cancellation of the launch event.
According to drone news publisher DroningOn contacted a Facebook user named Isa Turan DJI via the social media platform to ask if the leak was legitimate or a Photoshop gimmick and was told that the directory was printed before The event "See the Bigger Picture" was postponed. 1
While the Argos ad spills prayers on everything but pricing, it's surprising news that Mavic 2 comes in two models – Pro and Zoom.
@DroneDJ The new UK Argos catalog is out and it has Mavic 2 in it. #mavic # mavic2 #dji #djidrones pic.twitter.com/Z6vVA8J28KJuly 28, 2018
Each model seems to have its own set of skills: Mavic 2 Zoom includes allegedly a 2x optical zoom lens (24 – 48mm ) while Mavic 2 Pro has a Hasselblad camera with a 1-inch sensor. However, it seems missing a zoom lens.
According to the advertisement, both models are capable of 31 minutes flight time, with a peak speed of approx. 45mph.
Both models will also be able to transfer live 1080p videos over a distance of up to five miles and each will have 360 degree obstruction (described as "Omnidirectional Impediment") in the form of DJI's Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems APAS) and Active Track 2.0 (an updated version of DJI's automatic tracking technology).
However, The Remarkable Removable Gimbal or the Maximum Video Recording Quality – We Can Only Assume Mavic Pro and the 4K Shooting Feature feature the German edition of the DJI website accidentally uploaded a thumbnail of what appears to be DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise Edition.
This is the first time someone has seen the new drones from below, giving it the "bigger picture" that DJI should have revealed earlier this month.
However, the technical details listed below do not match the Argos ad, which clearly sets the flight time as 31 minutes and not the 21 minutes mentioned on the German DJI website.
Waiting to take off
Just because Argos has accidentally printed an ad for Mavic 2 does not mean that the launch of the new DJI dronning is imminent. While the company has exposed the July 18, "See the Bigger Picture" event, it has not been an official word on launch since then.
Everything we have right now is what you can expect when Mavic 2 drones finally land, and awaiting decision whether you want a Hasselblad camera without zoom or the flexibility of a 2x lens.