The DJI Mavic 2 launch event set for July 18th was postponed indefinitely, but recent leaks have brought us some pretty pertinent info anyway.
Excited fans who were looking forward to the July 18th launch of the DJI Mavic 2 may still find some useful information from recent leaks of the upcoming drone. In early July, Photo Rumors reported a leaked picture plus a video about the new Mavic 2 from Drone DJ. They followed it up these past couple of days with more leaks; a new product catalog showing the Mavic 2 ahead of the launch, and a high-res copy of what is most likely an official image.
Following the trail of these latest leaks, we found out from Engadget that some UK residents have already spotted the Mavic 2 on a recent UK Argos catalog. The advertisement also clarified some information mentioned on past leaks that floated around. It won’t have a removable gimbal, but there will be separate Mavic 2 Pro and Mavic 2 Zoom models which can be customized. The Pro model will sport a Hasselblad camera with a 1-inch sensor without zoom, while the Zoom version will have a 2X optical zoom lens that allows aerial close-ups.
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The Argos listing, however, confirmed a bunch of the leaked info earlier reported; a 360-degree obstacle avoidance (mentioned as “omnidirectional obstacle sensing”), 45mph top speed, and 31-minute max flight time. Meanwhile, video recording quality and pricing weren’t specified.
If and when we’ll see DJI officially announcing the Mavic 2 line is another mystery; we haven’t heard of anything since the launch event was indefinitely postponed. But with the upcoming drones already appearing in a catalog, a launch doesn’t really sound urgent anymore.
For now, we’ll see if there will be more leaks to come, or we’ll finally get word about an official announcement or launch event from DJI anytime soon.
Image via Photo Rumors