Update on DJI rumors: Mavic Pro 2, Phantom 5, Inspire 3 and a new fixed wing drone

Another day, another rumor? Well, today we have a few rumors for you. They cover the DJI Mavic Pro 2, the Phantom 5, the Inspire 3 and an all-new fixed-wing VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) drone for industrial purposes.

Let’s start with the Mavic Pro 2 rumors

A couple of things we knew already, for instance, that the mass production of the eagerly awaited Mavic Pro 2 has started. The announcement of the Mavic Air‘s big brother was planned for late March. Some people even say March 22nd. However was have not been able to confirm that. The Mavic Pro has been DJI’s most successful drone to date and with the Mavic Air cannibalizing its market, we expect DJI to come with the Mavic Pro’s successor sooner rather than later.

We know that people who had been testing the new Mavic Pro 2 have been rewarded by DJI for their efforts with Mavic Air FlyMore Combos. The Mavic Pro 2 prototype that was seen by OsitaLV was almost complete with all components full enabled. The Mavic Pro 2 will be controlled with the DJI GO 4 app just like the current Mavic Pro. Since the mass production has already started, we expect that the announcement of the new drone should only be a matter of time at this point. The celebration of the Chinese New Year will not affect the production of the DJI Mavic Pro 2

What do we expect for the DJI Mavic Pro 2? Well, we believe that the new Mavic Pro 2 will be a foldable drone. We also expect it to carry over many of the new technologies that have been introduced with the Mavic Air, such as APAS, 3D sensing and obstacle-avoidance (front, bottom, and rear). It should have the new features such as Astroid, Boomerang and Panorama photos with a push of a button. We also think that the new Mavic Pro2 will keep many of its original features such as a longer flight time, longer range with OcuSync and improved photo and video capabilities. We believe that the new Mavic Pro 2 will be a milestone for DJI, just like the original (and bestseller), Mavic Pro has been.

Rumors about the Phantom 5

A Phantom 5 prototype has been spotted as well and reportedly looks very similar to a Phantom 4 Pro but with one distinction. It has a very different camera setup. According toOsitaLV, it had a 50mm interchangeable lens mounted on it. The Phantom 5 was still in its very early stages of development and will most likely arrive towards the end of this year.

Inspire 3 rumors

Not much is known about the Inspire 3 at this point other than that it will have Lightbridge 3 with both 2.4 GHz and 5.8 GHz frequencies with 37 channels. The announcement will be towards the end of the year. Maybe as early as November.

An all-new fixed-wing VTOL drone

DJI may also be developing an all-new fixed-wing VTOL (vertical take-off and landing) drone for industrial purposes. It would look like a mix between a fixed-wing aircraft and a quadcopter with a 120km range and a flight time of up to one hour. Controlled by PC ground station and the radio link via LTE. No other details are known at this point in time.

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Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Main Writer at DroneDJ, where he covers all drone related news and writes product reviews. He also contributes to the other sites in the 9to5Mac group such as; 9to5Mac, 9to5Google, 9to5Toys and Electrek. Haye can be reached at haye@dronedj.com or @hayekesteloo