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DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 production rumored to restart in September

Yes, you read that correctly. The latest news is that the DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 production is rumored to restart. The iconic quadcopter that is so popular among enthusiasts and professional or commercial drone pilots is expected to become available again mid-October. The DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 will only be back for a short few months until an upgraded version of the DJI Mavic 2 will come out late January 2020, which we now believe will be called the DJI Mavic 2 Pro+ and DJI Mavic 2 Zoom+.

Update: According to the latest rumors the DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 production is likely to restart as early as September. Furthermore, DJI also mentions the name DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0+ on their EU Declaration of Conformity website. Might we see a slightly improved version of the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 when it makes its temporary return? We will find out soon. This article is an updated version of the article that was originally posted on July 10th, 2019.

DJI restarts DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 production

A little more than a week ago, we suggested that DJI should restart the production of the DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 to accommodate all the (commercial) drone pilots who need a more professional, more stable, easier to catch, unmanned aircraft that provides better 4k video footage, flies in ATTI mode, and has a mechanical shutter.

In the article, we included a poll to see how many of our readers would support a temporary return of the DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0. The result speaks for itself. As of today, out of 700 people, 530 (76%) agreed with us and want the DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 back. At least until DJI comes out with a real replacement.

However, don’t expect the DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 to be replaced with a DJI Phantom 5. No, it is still game over for the Phantom series. According to information from our inside source, DJI will release a new version of the DJI Mavic 2 in late January 2020. We expect the new Mavic to provide substantially better 4k video footage, have a mechanical shutter, and of course, include an ADS-B receiver.

What do you think about DJI restarting the DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 production? Will an upgraded DJI Mavic 2 Pro with 4K, 60fps, and a mechanical shutter be able to replace the DJI Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 and make a DJI Phantom 5 no longer needed? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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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 or @hayekesteloo