DJI has just announced the Mini SE, a tiny, lightweight drone that’s only one gram under the commercial limit. This means that you don’t need to register it, yet you can still take some beautiful photos and videos 30 minutes at a time.
New images have been released of the DJI Mavic Mini SE. Unfortunately, however, the new drone from DJI isn’t going to be coming to the USA – which is odd, given that it popped up in the listings at Walmart. It likely also won’t be appearing in Europe, either. Oh no, the drone is destined for Southeast Asia and South America.
The reason for the markets its target is to try to bring drones to areas where they’re not already popular. As DroneDJ notes, this is a shame because this $299 sub-250g drone, based on the original DJI Mavic Mini (but with some elements of the DJI Mini 2), would make for an excellent starter drone in those regions.
Spotted by OsitaLV, who posted an image to Twitter along with the question “The cheapest DJI drone ever?”, a new DJI drone appears to have popped up at Walmart. But is it really new? According to DroneDJ, no. It’s probably not. In fact, it just looks like a rebranded version of the original DJI Mavic Mini with the new Mavic Air 2 controller.
Despite OsitaLV’s question about it being “the cheapest DJI drone ever”, he didn’t mention a price, and no price appears on the listing on the Walmart website. While the controller is visibly different from that sold with the original Mavic Mini, the specs published at Walmart look pretty much identical.