The latest DJI Mavic Mini drone has leaked! DJI is holding the Transform your World Event on August 13th at 9am EDT. Now the question is if this newly leaked DJI Mavic Mini will also be released or just the previously leaked Osmo Mobile 3. All the Info, Specs and leaked photos we have to date on the Mini Mavic below:
DJI Mavic Mini leaked – All the DETAILS!
Mavic Mini or Spark 2?
Rumors have recently increased for a potential Spark 2 drone. While the details for such drone were essentially non-existent it is now clear that in fact, the drone is not a Spark 2, but a Mavic Mini.
The Mavic Mini is set to replace the Spark as it is very similar in size and it’s foldable legs alone make it more attractive than the Spark. With the two drones being so close in physical size it makes little sense to keep both around.
Finally, if after these leaked images you still aren’t convinced that this is a legit DJI drone that is coming soon, why is the stock status of the Spark as follows: DJI Spark stock status.
Mavic Mini Specs
In the limited time since this leak broke, we have gathered a few of the specifications of this new DJI Drone. Some are with almost a 100% certainty, while others are mere educated guesses.
- 1/2.3″ Camera Sensor
- 2S Battery system
- Batteries no longer each have individual power buttons, or power LED’s
- The battery is inserted through the back battery door
- The batteries can be charged in the drone with the supplied USB power-brick
- Potential battery pack made of 2 18650 battery cells – Exclusive QuadcopterGuide Analysis of the Mavic Mini 18650 battery here.
- New flat pancake style motors
- Foldable design similar to the Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom
- Newly designed propellers to reduce noise, which is very common on small drones such as this
- Propellers in engineering sample prototype are screwed onto the motor can.
- Front-facing obstacle avoidance sensors
- Bottom facing obstacle avoidance sensors
Specs which came from a very questionable source:
- Sub-250g weight
- Video Resolution of
- 4K (3840×2160) @ 30p
- 2.7K (2688×1515) @ 60p (this 2.7K resolution appears to be the same as Mavic 2 Zoom, it will most likely be closer to the mavic air’s 2.7K resolution of 2720 x 1530)
- FHD (1920×1080) @ 120p
- Video bandwidth of 60mbps
DJI Mavic Mini leaked images
Here are all the leaked images of the Mavic Mini to date. They were gathered from the international communications filings by DJI.
Let’s look at the least exciting images first. The leaked photos of the Mavic Mini show two chargers. From the voltage, they appear identical yet one is physically longer than the other. Your guess is as good as mine, why this would be. Perhaps one is meant to charge the Remote Control (which hopefully is included standard, but you know how DJI can get on lower-end drones), and the other is meant to charge the compact drone itself.
And here is the shorter charger for the drone/remote. It is just a hair shorter as seen by comparing the ruler markings of the charger 1 and 2.
Alright, let’s get to the meat of the DJI Mavic Mini leaks. Here we have the front of the drone which shows us a few bits of the Mavic Mini. There are two places on the top of the front nose for front-facing obstacle avoidance sensors. Additionally, you can see the gimbal clamp which appears quite wide in the front. Will we see a 4K camera on this light-weight drone? It would be out of the norm if we do. We also get a first glimpse of the motors, and the propeller mounting system which in the case of this Mavic Mini uses screws instead of a plastic quick-release system.
In the following image, you see the rear of the new compact drone. Another good look at the new-to-dji propeller mounting system by using screws instead of a plastic quick-release system which is spring-loaded, as seen on the bigger brother the Mavic 2 Pro. You also see that the front legs are missing the plastic insert pieces to hide the cabling. The insert pieces on the rear arms appear to be 3d printed. It is not unusual to not have final production plastics in these early engineering samples which are then submitted for certification.
The next image gives us details of the bottom of the Mavic Mini. Clearly, we see the bottom obstacle avoidance sensors at the rear bottom end of the drone. The fold mechanism of the legs are just as they are on the larger Mavic 2 series. The gimbal clamp appears to be a single piece of plastic, no more fumbling with 2 gimbal protectors as with the original Mavic Pro. A first for the Mavic Mini drone, however, is that the power button and battery status LED’s are built into the drone itself and not the battery pack. Additionally, at the bottom, you see cooling vents as well as the new unique shape of the Mavic Mini low noise propellers.
In the following photograph, you see the left side of the aircraft. It sure looks like a mini Mavic 2 doesn’t it? Additional venting at the left bottom of the drone.
And here we have the right side of the Mavic Mini.
One of the most interesting photos of the leaked Mavic Mini so far is this following image. For the first time in a DJI drone it appears that this new little brother of the Mavic 2 will have a non-square battery pack. This with the fact that the power button and power LED’s are not on the battery pack but the drone itself could mean we will get a DJI first. A drone battery made of 18650 cells. Do you think we will see this? Let us know in the comments below!
Be sure to check out our Mavic Mini 18650 Battery Analysis page.
Mavic Mini sub 250g weight
Supposed Mavic Mini Specs have leaked and they claim that the Mavic Mini will come in at 245 grams. Unfortunately, the source of the leaked specs is questionable since the dimension they claim the drone to have do not match the official filing from DJI. So take any “leaked specs” you see with a grain of salt.
Mavic Mini Price
Surely many of us are interested in how much the Mavic Mini will cost. No official details or leaks are available in terms of pricing, but we expect the price to be between $349-$449. Of course, the final feature set would help narrow down the price.
DJI Event on August 13th
We are not expecting the DJI Mavic Mini to make an appearance at the Transform your World Event on August 13th. We do expect the drone, however, to arrive before the shopping season 2019.
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