Say 'hello' to the DJI Mavic Pro 2 drone

Donna Miller
July 11, 2018

The first picture of the DJI Mavic Pro 2, first published by DroningON.

That event has however since been postponed, and while it's not quite 100 percent confirmation that a Mavic successor was what DJI was planning on revealing on the day, a purported image of the company's next major consumer drone was leaked online over the weekend - and it shows off several new features. The leak comes after DJI had announced an event on July 18 presumably for a new product launch.

At the same time, you can see what looks like another gimbal with a smaller camera and sensor lying on the lower left corner of the table, implying that there may be two different models with different cameras.

The drone does seem to have front and side obstacle avoidance sensors visible, which means the drone would have 360-degree sensing technology.

The Mavic 2 designation on the drone is clear in the leaked image.

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Next to this "removable gimbal" also appears to be some form of portable electrical device featuring an Apple "Lightening" connector, perhaps the gimbal can now dock from the drone into a hand-held device, like the "GoPro Karma Grip" of the "Karma" drone package.

With the recent leak of this image and the postponing of the "Bigger Picture" NYC event, I wonder what's going on at the DJI office?

The Mavic 2, no longer branded "Mavic Pro" which suggests that this new model may have multiple variations. And whether or not the Mavic 2 would represent a good deal would depend on whether or not the price is comparable to the $999 you pay for a Mavic Pro.

Update, 4:35 p.m. PT: DJI has confirmed it planned a July 18 event in NY that has since been postponed. DroneDJ published this photo that is now circulating the web, along with some speculation on how the new drone might compare to the ones we already know.

We've reached out to DJI for comments on the leak, but are yet to receive a response.

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