It has been a strange month for DJI. The Chinese drone giant had planned a big press adventure on July 1
The most exciting leak came in the form of an Argos catalog. Apparently, Argos had already printed its two-year catalog, complete with two new DJI drones-Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom-before the company pushed back the release of the new models. See:
The DJI page explains that the new Mavic 2 Pro was to be delivered with a one-inch Hasselblad CMOS sensor, which is quite big for a drone of this size. (The sensor is probably made by Sony.) At the same time, the Mavic 2 Zoom comes with a 2x optical zoom (24mm to 48mm), which is a brand new feature for a DJI drone. The copy also states that the drones fly up to 45 miles per hour and offer a 31-minute flight time, a five-mile range, as well as "omnidirectional barrier to obstacle." There was no price information listed. However, DJI confirmed the existence of the pictures.
"This pre-printed catalog was scheduled before we postponed our" View larger image "event to ensure that we provide high quality, groundbreaking technology to our customers according to our standard of innovation," said a DJI spokesman Gizmodo. "This early look is just a hint of the many exciting features and opportunities DJI will announce at the right time. We look forward to giving our fans an incredibly drone experience as soon as we can."
But wait, that's more. A separate leak appeared on DJI's German website and showed a picture of a drone brand like the Mavic 2 Enterprise edition. This plane looks a lot like the Mavic 2 Pro image, except that there are potentially some steaks. It's hard to say since we're just seeing the new Mavic 2 drones wrapped up in the Argos catalog, but other leaked images of the Mavic 2 Enterprise released earlier in July indicate that this model is equipped to handle heavier payload for commercial fly. A few pictures show new, DJI-marked attachments that go beyond the Mavic 2 Enterprise edition. One of the payloads seems to be a speaker or a sensor, while the other looks like it could be an LED guy.
What does it all mean? It is unclear. Many have expected DJI to update Mavic Pro this year, especially since Mavic Air debuted six months ago, and Mavic Pro is now two years old. The idea that DJI would release a business drone with the highly portable form factor of a Mavic drone, also seems very reasonable. After all, DJI has increasingly pushed its business department in recent months. However, until the official announcement, we do not know what the new Mavic 2 Enterprise edition can do or how much it will cost. The same goes for the other two Mavic sequel drones.
DJI says it has not yet chosen a new date for its big press adventure. When it occurred to the previously planned event earlier this month, DJI said it did because the company "wanted to ensure that we exceed our customer's expectations for our technology at the time of the event" – something that sounds like a way to say that its drones did not work not exactly when the incident came together. DJI says that it will be redone the event soon, though.
Meanwhile, many people complain about the internet because they have seen the new DJI drones and they look cool, but they can not buy one. I tend to agree with this feeling. I would like to fly these cool, new shark-looking drones! But I can not right now. Leakages are cool because you get a fool of things before it's available. They are also a little unfair because you can not do anything about it.