A New Mavic Mini is Coming, but it may not be what we were expecting

Instead of a brand new Mavic Mini drone, DJI could launch a new version of an old drone at its next launch event.

After its latest drone fuel rumors about a new Spark 2 in the pipeline for fall, but doesn’t answer everyone question of whether it’s the new Mavic mini or a more modern series of the DJI Spark. In this week’s DJI core roundup, we will break down all of the plausible rumors surrounding DJI’s next new drone that will be the best drone under 250 grams for 2019.

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Which is it the DJI Mavic Mini or Spark 2?

After a dry spell of drone rumors, this week we finally received concrete evidence from two different sources that DJI may be launching a drone on the Mavic line called the Mini mini or is it the DJI Spark 2? later this year in November we will all find out in the launch event.

The first bit of evidence: On social media, A. Warren distributed this image that shows the different ways of a brand new DJI Mini fits into the prevailing DJI product line up. We’ve observed the measurements in the leaked graphics and also much more precise details from the specs that were leaked, however, it’s terrific to learn the way the mini-drone ties in size-wise when putting next to other DJI drones. Your Investment ‘large and hefty’ DJI Mavic Air and also the DJI Mavic 2.  This makes more sense to check at the Ryze Tech Tello and also the aging DJI Spark.  All the arms, the DJI Mavic Mini is all about the exact same dimension since the original Spark.

Nevertheless, when you fold the arms, then the brand new Spark 2 or Mini turns in to a much more compact package which isn’t just very light (leaked specs reveal only 245-249 grams) but also simpler to carry with you in your journeys. This will be the best 4k camera drone under 250 grams.

The Best 4K Camera Drone Under 250 Grams

How about the Camera on the DJI Mini/Spark 2

The Mini will also use DJI’s enhanced technology along with the main camera being a 12MP 4k 1/2.3 CMOS sensor mounted on a 3-axis gimbal that looks similar to the DJI Mavic Air’s.

DJI Mavic Mini Release Date 2019

There are currently a lot of rumors surrounding the release dates for the Mavic Mini drone, although DJI does have an event planned for next month, we all here think it will be the November 13, 2019, event at 2 pm EST.

DJI Mini/Spark 2 Price

The Mavic Mini will have a launch price of $399, placing it directly across the path of the  Yuneec’s Mantis Q drone but with DJI’s best features and software.

How much does it weigh?

TheMini will reportedly weigh 245 grams and have a diagonal length of 270 millimeters, making it under the FAA‘s 250-gram limit, which is really great. Staying under the 250 grams mark have made this drone a lot more interesting for many people.

Will it have Optical Avoidance Sensors?

The Mini Mavic drone from DJI will also use DJI’s enhanced Wi-Fi technology, which can be found in the DJI Spark and the DJI Mavic Air. The Mini will only have optical avoidance sensors on the front and bottom.

DJI Mavic Mini Range

The Mini will have the ability to fly with video transmission of 3.8 km (2.28 miles), It has a 9 km max flight range without wind and a max height just above sea level of 5 km (3.1 miles)

DJI Mavic Mini Flight Time

The Mavic Mini is rated for up to 20 minutes of flight time, though, realistically, you will get about 16 to 18 minutes of flight time from one battery. Like all other of DJI’s drones, the Mini will land itself when battery levels are low (about 10%)

View the picture below from Drone DJ where they explain the line of the DJI Mavic Mini or Spark 2 lies in DJI’S lineup.

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The DJI Mavic Mini Specs and Comparison Chart

Ok, let us do a quick comparison of these DJI Drone to the New Mini Mavic displayed from the diagram.

Mavic Mini Tello Spark Mavic Air
Dimensions unfolded 140 x 140 x 53mm 98 × 92.5 x 41mm 143 x 143 x 55mm 1681 x 84 x 64mm 322 x 242 x 84mm
Take off weight 245g-259g 80g 300g 430g 907g
Max flight time 18 min 13 min 16 min 21 min 31 min
Max speed 31 mph 17.9 mph 31 mph 42.5 mph 44.7 mph
Camera 12MP, 1/2.3″ CMOS 5MP 12MP, 1/2.3″ CMOS 12MP, 1/2.3″ CMOS 20MP, 1/2.3″ CMOS
Video 4K @ 30fps 720p 1080p 4K @ 30fps 4K @ 30fps
Stabilization 3-axis n/a 2-axis 3-axis 3-axis
Obstacle sensing Forward, downward n/a Forward Forward, backward Forward, backward, sideways, upward, downward