It appears that DJI is getting ready to make an announcement on April 27th. As per usual, there aren’t really any hints as to what it might be, except for the background image on the countdown timer on the DJI website. It certainly looks like a drone, though, with propeller blades creeping into the shot on either side.
While they could be announcing anything, it may just be the DJI Mavic Air 2 – something which many have been waiting for. With the recently leaked images and publication of the FCC filing, it seems the most likely possibility.
It’s difficult to tell from the alleged DJI Mavic Air 2 images leaked last month whether this is the drone in question or not. There haven’t really been any views of the top of the drone yet. But it does seem to somewhat follow the sleek look of the Mavic 2 – a design which rumours say the Mavic Air 2 will follow.
The original DJI Mavic Air was announced in January 2018, to some pretty great praise at the time. It’s still a pretty good drone today, although technology marches on – something it tends to do quite quickly in the drone world – and when features show up in other drones, users want them in theirs, too. With a little over two years since the original Mavic Air’s release, it certainly feels the time is about right to hear about its replacement.
One complaint that many have mentioned to me about the Mavic Air is its relatively short flight time of only 21 minutes. It was quite understandable at the time with such a small battery, but now it appears to have been beefed up in its successor, potentially offering up to about half an hour. Exactly what other features we may see remains to be seen.
I guess we’ll find out on April 27th.