Time has come for DJI to launch a brand new Mavic 3 drone. Ever since the most popular drone industry company launched Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom in 2018, we have been anticipating when the third version is coming out.
According to an insider source, it appears the Mavic 3 drone is coming sooner than you think, possibly by end of 2020 or during the early 2021. While we are very excited about this, let’s take a look at what the drone community would like to see from the DJI Mavic 3 drone.
Should the Mavic 3 Include a Smart Controller?
Let’s start off with the question that got the most buzz. 13% of people said the Mavic 3 should come with a Smart Controller and would be happy paying a higher price for it to be included. On the contrary, 70% of people said the price should stay the same with the Smart Controller being included, an obvious answer but something DJI will almost certainly not do.
16% of voters said the Smart Controller shouldn’t be included with the Mavic 3 but people should rather buy it after the fact or get it in the combo that comes with the Smart Controller, just like the Mavic 2 currently does.
Should Mavic 3 Use the DJI Fly app?
The results of this poll are actually a little surprising to say the least. Starting with the new app option, 10% of people want the Mavic 3 to use a new app, a number that I didn’t expect to be higher than one or two percent at the most. 43% want the Mavic 3 to use the old trusted DJI GO 4 app while 48% want it to use the newer DJI Fly app.
While the post this poll was on is in favor of DJI using the Fly app which could affect the outcome of the poll I was still expecting more people to go for the GO 4 app over the newer Fly app. It looks like DJI’s steady updates and feature adds to DJI Fly over the last few months have seemed to give the community enough hope that they will improve the app for the Mavic 3.
What Do You Want the Mavic 3 Fly More Combo Include?
Looking at the results, the biggest thing people want from the fly more combo is extra batteries with 33% choosing it. The batteries were followed by the inclusion of a car charger at 22%. This is important as DJI removed the car charger from the Mavic Air 2, so let’s hope they bring it back with the Mavic 3.
Next up on the list is the inclusion of ND filters at 16%. That was a new inclusion with the Mavic Air 2 would be great to have it come with the Mavic 3 and stay included with future releases. After the ND filters was the hard-shell case at 15%. This is something we are still yet to see come included with a Mavic fly more combo.
At 12% users voted for a multi-battery charger, something a little lower on the list but didn’t surprise me as much as the extra propellers did. The extra propellers option received no votes which was a little odd as they are usually one of the best accessories to have with your drone in case they get damaged. The normal version of the Mavic already comes with three extra pairs of propellers so this could be the reason why it wasn’t chosen.
Conclusion of DJI Mavic 3 Drone Rumors
While it is possible that DJI will release Mavic 3 drone sometimes this summer 2021 after delaying due to Autel Robotics releasing a flying beast quadcopter with 8K camera capabilities. DJI is back to the drawing board for now. Though based on what the drone pilots have asked for, we are hoping that the next-gen of Mavic series will come with longer flight time, additional crash kits and increased flexibility for better flight experience.
Meanwhile, you can check out the DJI Mini 2. Which is one of the latest ultra-portable mini-sized drone to hit the market back in November. It surely comes with ton of upgrades like 4K UHD camera that can record videos at 30 frames per second and flies up to 6.2 miles away with a total flight time of 31 minutes. Best of all, it doesn’t have to be registered with the Federal Aviation Administration at all.
For now, we can only hope that DJI will step up their game and introduce breakthrough technology which will feature major upgrades such as 6K camera, faster video bitrate, smaller battery to make the drone lightweight but with longer flight time, faster flight speed and upgraded ActiveTrack for better, intelligent flight experience. Let us know what you think of the DJI Mavic 3 drone that might come around in Summer 2021.