Rumors that DJI have been working on a brand new Mavic 3 drone quickly surfaced after the world-class drone industry accidentally leaked the release date for the upcoming foldable quadcopter.
We have been covering rumors and leaks about the Mavic 3 drone since the release of Autel EVO 2 sent DJI executives back to the drawing board. Because of Autel EVO 2’s monstrous specifications and hulking 8K UHD video capabilities, DJI had to delay their Mavic 3 release date to Summer 2021.
While DJI could have launched Mavic 3 prior to its initial launch date, professional remote pilots would have not been happy with 4K UHD video capabilities and few extra flight minutes. A lot of remote pilots are hoping for significant improvements with the third installment of Mavic Series.
According to a recent leaked information that DJI patented on new technologies, the Mavic 3 will take on a much different form of appearance and performance compared to its predecessor. Considering how similar the Mavic Air 2 and Mini 2 is to their grand siblings.
It’s probably why all of sudden DJI is stepping up their innovative game to reclaim their lead in the drones industry as more competitors are joining in the arena. So it will be interesting to see how the new Mavic 3 drone is going to end up as.
But so far according to information that we have gathered from leaks and rumors, we know that Mavic 3 drone will have:
- Smaller, power-efficient and upgraded battery for longer flight time.
- At least 6K UHD video resolution that records 60 frames per second.
- Completely new camera module designed to capture low-light situations.
- Higher video bitrate for better footage animation.
- Brand new foldable arms.
- Improved flight remote control range.
- Higher maximum flight speed.
- More autonomous flight controls.
Mavic 3 Release Date: Summer 2021
As I previously mentioned that the release date for Mavic 3 drone will be in Summer 2021. I want to point out that this date will be on Saturday and it is actually a very smart move. We are living in a world where we have to social distance and stay home due to COVID-19.
Thus DJI is doing this completely online and virtually anyone who is interested in learning their new drone from home. This means DJI will be able to reach a much larger audience to showcase their latest drone that everyone has been hoping for.
So, how exactly do we know that the Mavic 3 drone possibly could be happening in Summer 2021? For a number of reasons, DJI is working on a potential new product development which will feature smaller, compact and powerful battery that will deliver longer flight time.
The Mavic 2 drone is already a heavy quadcopter, weighting at 2 pounds. So why don’t they scale back on the weight and make it smaller, compact, lightweight that the consumers will absolutely love to have their hands on it? Meanwhile, an improve battery means DJI can add even more powerful camera and high-quality brushless motors for faster and enriching flight experience.
Another factor to consider when it comes to releasing Mavic 3 Pro drone is the Mini 2. It is an insanely popular drone. It weights less than 0.55 lbs and don’t have to be registered with the Federal Aviation Administration at all. Plus it has built-in 4K UHD camera that can capture stills and videos at 60 FPS. Professional photographers also prefer Mini 2 because it can generate both JPEG + RAW file format which gives them the tool to edit images with a great degree of flexibility.
So, it will take a while until DJI finds a way to create the next-generation of Mavic Pro line that will not cannibalize their best-selling Mini 2 and Mavic Air 2. Which is why we believe DJI is aiming to dethrone Autel Robotics EVO 2 drone by creating an entirely new type of drone with longer flight time and possibility 6K UHD camera specifications. And that definitely will take time to engineer one to the perfection as DJI has a track record of doing so.
Mavic 3 Versus Inspire 3
While most of us have our mind set on the Mavic 3 drone, this also could mean a third installment of Inspire Series. As of right now, Inspire 2 was released in 2014. A lot have changed in the past 6 years so it probably makes sense to revitalize the Inspire Series.
Again, rumors about the new Mavic Series are completely up in the air — although rumors which were transcribed in Chinese language seems to be reinforcing it as opposed to Inspire 3 drone. We will have to a few more months before we get our hands on this new consumer-grade camera drone that a lot of professional and recreational remote pilots are excited about.
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