Alleged live images of a new 2020 DJI drone have been spotted online. DroneDJ reports that this device was originally thought to be the Mavic Air 2, but later clarified it to be an updated Mavic instead.
The images were uploaded on Twitter by OsitaLV, a reliable insider in the drone industry. The photos reveal that the alleged 2020 model somewhat resembles the design of the 2018 DJI Mavic 2 series and features similar “silent” propellers as well. The bottom half of the drone is equipped with a number of sensors including a dual vision system, infrared sensing, and Bottom Auxiliary Light for low-light conditions. On its back are rear obstacle avoidance sensors that warns the drone from colliding with oncoming objects.
Camera-wise, it appears that this model will sport a gimbal and camera setup similar to the one found on the DJI Mavic 2 Pro. However, it’s not clear if it will also feature the same Hasselblad camera or at least an updated one.
The alleged 2020 Mavic’s controller seems bulkier and does not feature a built-in display. Furthermore, it seems that its smartphone mount is located on top rather than the usual bottom placement found on previous DJI controllers. On the device itself are its left and right analog sticks, buttons for Power, Function, Home and Photo/Video capture, as well as a switch that toggles between Tripod, Normal, and Sport modes.
The legitimacy of these photos are still questionable for now, so do take it with a grain of salt. According to DroneDJ, the company is expected to reveal a new drone in April this year. We shall find out by then if DJI is planning to release a new or updated model of its Mavic series.