New high-end DJI Mavic 2 drones revealed in print leak

Gerald Bowen
August 3, 2018

Both models will be able to transmit video at 1080p for up to 5 miles, and fly at a top speed of 45 mph, comparing to 40 mph for the first Mavic Pro. The Pro, however, will feature a 1-inch CMOS sensor, which is a massive upgrade to the one found in the original Mavic.

Leaked last week and now confirmed by DJI to CNET, the Mavic 2 is real, and it's going to come in two very different formats. An image of the upcoming Mavic 2 drone was first leaked online earlier this month, but United Kingdom store Argos has published a catalog that shows off the new drone in a very prominent ad which also lists the drone's features.

The flying specs look to be getting a subtle but useful boost over the Mavic Pro Platinum. While there's no mention of recording capabilities we can not imagine anything less than 4K.

Interestingly, DJI has designed the two Mavic 2 models to have their own strengths and meet specific needs, rather than creating a single drone that tries to do everything.

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DJI is the world leader when it comes to drones, and there's really no questioning why. They each have 360-degree collision awareness, but there's no mention of the rumored removable gimbal feature, or what the maximum video recording quality is.

There's no pricing information in the Argos catalog, but we'd be surprised if these new Mavic Pros came in at under $1,000. There's also a dolly zoom on the, er, Zoom version. It's clear though that DJI wants to talk about these two new drones soon, so don't expect those details to stay in the dark for much longer.

A DJI spokesperson commented "This pre-printed catalogue was scheduled before we postponed our "See the Bigger Picture" event to ensure we can deliver high-quality, cutting-edge technology to our customers according to our standard of innovation". "This early look just hints at the many exciting features and capabilities DJI will announce at the proper time".

In a separate leak, an image has popped up on the German DJI store appearing to show an "Enterprise Edition" Mavic 2.

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