DJI’s cheaper Mini 3 drone could launch very soon

It looks like DJI is gearing up to launch the rumored non-Pro version of its Mini 3 drone. While a set of images posted on Twitter by DJI enthusiast Jasper Ellens offers a close-up of the Mini 3 retail packaging, fellow user share pictures of the device already on the shelf of a Best Buy in New Jersey.

If the price shown in the image of this particular Mini 3 bundle is accurate, the device could cost $859.99 with the Fly More kit, which includes the drone and the display-equipped DJI RC remote controller as well as a two-way charging hub, a shoulder bag, extra propellers and screws. That’s over $200 less than the cost of the $1,098 Mini 3 Pro with the Fly More combo and the same controller.

This Mini 3 kit also appears to come with three batteries offering a slightly longer maximum flight time than the 34 minutes provided by the batteries that come with the Mini 3 Pro. It’s still unclear how much the Mini 3 on its own will cost – but for comparison, the Mini 3 Pro is priced at $669 when purchased on its own, and adding the standard RC-N1 controller is $759 (or $909 with the DJI RC).

The cheapest price of the DJI Mini 3 will of course come at the price of a few features. As shown in shared images per reliable leaker DealsDrone, the standard Mini 3 can drop the forward-facing obstacle sensors on its more expensive counterpart, and it’s said to support a range of 10km (about 6.2 miles ), as opposed to the longer range of 12km (about 7.4 miles) on the Mini 3 Pro.

It looks like the Mini 3 will stick to the compact sub-250 gram design of the Mini 3 Pro and previous Mini 2, meaning you won’t need to register it with the Federal Aviation Administration in order to use it. to make fly. Although we haven’t received any indication of possible camera specs, the Mini 3 appears to sport a similar module to the Mini 3 Pro, which houses an improved 1/1.3-inch sensor.

DJI still hasn’t announced anything about the rumored Mini 3, and hasn’t even mentioned it yet. We’ve reached out to DJI to see if we can find out more about the upcoming drone, and we’ll update this article if we hear back.

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