DJI teases new release for Tuesday, Mavic 2 Pro+ and Zoom+ expected for 2020
DJI recently posted a teaser video to its official YouTube channel announcing a new product release, slated for this Tuesday. While the brief 15-second clip doesn’t reveal much about what’s to be expected for August 13th, DroneDJ was the first to report on the public FCC filing for the DJI OSMO Mobile 3.
An upgrade from the OSMO Mobile 2, released one and a half years ago, the newest phone stabilizer from DJI features an updated folding design on its arm and will be 80 grams lighter than its predecessor. It also comes equipped with Bluetooth Low Energy 5.0, and sturdier, more flexible gimbal motors to support the trend of wider and heavier smartphones. New dimensions of 286x126x98mm make it larger than the OSMO Mobile 2 but it is designed to fold down to almost half its height for convenient transport.
It’s coming. pic.twitter.com/gnOWKsNrcS— OsitaLV (@OsitaLV) August 2, 2019
Undoubtedly, consumers are anticipating DJI’s next drone release. It has been almost a year since the original Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom were introduced to the public. Once again, DroneDJ was first to report on plans for a Mavic 2 Pro+ and Mavic 2 Zoom+ thanks to an attentive reader. A special section of DJI’s website titled ‘EU Declaration of Conformity’ lists both planned drones at the top.
This past May, DJI announced plans to implement both helicopter and airplane sensors in its consumer-grade drones starting January 1, 2020. Known as ADS-B sensors, they will enable drone pilots to detect and avoid nearby aircraft. It would only make sense that DJI would release the Mavic 2 Pro+ and Zoom+ to coincide with this important development. The EU will also implement a common set of drone regulations in June, 2020.
While specs have not been made public, one would at least hope that the foldable, compact drones offer up the ability to capture 4K/60p video like Autel’s competing EVO.