Have Argos leaked the new DJI Mavic Pro 2 Drone to the world?
Argos, one of the leading electronic retailers in the UK are renowned for their bumper shopping catalogs published twice a year containing over 1500 pages of product for sale.
Producing the catalog, must be a mammoth production job taking forward planning, and advance warning of any new products that could be coming their way after the print run is done.
But when DJI canceled the much anticipated July announcement of the Mavic Pro 2 drone at the last minute, it seems it was too late to pull the Mavic Pro 2 details from the catalog.
Mavic Pro 2 & Mavic 2 Zoom
According to the catalog it looks as if DJI were to announce the DJI Mavic Pro 2 & the DJI Mavic Zoom in the cancelled July 18th 2018 citing user experience & standard of innovation.
According to Argos the latest evolution of the Mavic pro range was to have:
- Redesigned gimbal system similar to the Mavic Air.
- 1″ CMOS sensor on the Mavic Pro to rival the P4P.
- 1080p video transmission.
- APAS avoidance system form the Mavic Air.
- Omnidirectional obstacle sensors.
- Activetrack 2.0.
- Dolly Zoom mode on the DJI Mavic Zoom model.
All exciting stuff, but will it see the light of day and what’s the price?
Delayed or Cancelled?
For a company like DJI, there will be a good reason why the product launch was delayed. Historically we have seen “leaked” announcements hitting social media streams, followed by an official teaser program with a launch around September and product available intake for the November/December Christmas gift market.
One reason to cancel could be the product is just not ready. We have seen how damaging rushing to market can be. GoPro Karma anyone? As frustrating as it is, thing how annoying it would be spend a kings ransom on a craft you can’t fly?
Regulation on flying UAVs around the world are being tightened. In the UK as of the 30th July 2018 you will have to stay under 400ft & 1km away from the perimeter of any airport. Could the EASA proposed regulations be effecting DJI’s decision to launch? Do they know something we don’t?
Is it too good? There’s a hope that the new range of Mavic drones are just too good, that they could adversely effect the existing range. With a rumoured 1″ sensor, the Mavic Pro 2 is knocking on the door of the Phantom 4 Pro. Add in the ability to zoom, why wouldn’t you want it in the tool box. For manufactures, less is more. Give the consumer just enough, but keep the appetite alive for the “next” model.
So thank you for the Info Argos. lets hope what ever the issue, we see something close to the DJI Mavic Pro 2 in the not too distance future. As an aside though… where was the DJI Spark?