We weren’t supposed to see leaked photos of the DJI Mavic 2, but now that they’re out we can’t look away! Argos, a print catalog in the UK, is responsible for the leak, advertising two versions of the Mavic 2 in its newest catalog.
Twitter user, Brett Thake, pointed out the pre-released photo in the UK Argos catalog.
— Brett Thake (@Chromonian) July 28, 2018
If a picture communicates more than words, this full-page ad told us all we needed to know about the Mavic 2. It appears that the release will include two different versions, the Zoom and the Pro. A subsequent leak from DroneDJ also revealed the possibility of a third iteration for the Mavic 2, the Enterprise.
We don’t have to doubt the authenticity of the ad since DJI issued a statement after the catalog released the print advertisement, and confirmed that the Mavic 2 will indeed be announced “at the right time.”
This pre-printed catalog was planned before we postponed our See the Bigger Picture event to guarantee our customers high-quality, state-of-the-art technology in line with our standard of innovation. This hasty look alludes to the many exciting features and capabilities that DJI will be announcing at the right time, and we look forward to giving our fans an amazing drone experience as soon as we can.
Leaked Mavic 2 Features
The leaked photos revealed an amazing set of improved features from the previous model, including extended battery life and transmission distance. According to the Argos catalog, both the Mavic 2 Zoom and the Mavic 2 Pro will feature:
- The ability to fly up to 45mph
- 31-minute battery life
- 360-degree collision detection
- 1080p video transmission
- Five mile transmission distance
- Advanced Pilot Assistance Systems
- Active Track 2.0 to assist in flying the drone
The DJI Mavic 2 Pro comes equipped with a 1-inch CMOS Hasselblad camera where the Zoom model has a 2x zoom lens. The YouTube channel, Tech Drone Media, put out a video highlighting the features of each new Mavic:
Speculation on Official Mavic 2 Release Date
It’s speculated that DJI will make an official announcement and release the Mavic 2 at their upcoming “See the Bigger Picture” event, scheduled for August 23rd at 10am in the NY Metro area. The original event was scheduled to take place on July 18th, but was postponed. DJI stated that the event was postponed so “we can deliver according to our standard of innovation. User experience is our top priority, and we wanted to ensure we can exceed our customers’ expectations for our technology by the time of the event.”
Despite product leaks, the new editions of the Mavic 2 are still highly anticipated and will likely be introduced during the event. DJI has not officially announced a release date, but we are eager to get our hands each version of the new Mavic 2!