DJI’s new drone, the Air 2S, is set to be released tomorrow (we think). But as always, when the world’s largest drone maker releases a new product, there have been plenty of rumors, leaks, and guesses as to what exactly the newest product is going to offer. Here’s a round-up of what we know so far – stay tuned for the official release (of something at least) on April 15, 2021.
“The DJI Air 2S leaks have now become a stream. Several different sources are revealing the design, specs, and possible release date of the incoming drone,” TechRadar says. While nothing is official until it’s official, it seems that the next generation of the Mavic Air 2 has already hit shelves in at least one Best Buy in North Carolina. Rumor has it that the “Fly More” package is being sold for $ 1,299 at the Best Buy locations where the Air 2S was released – one of the most frequently asked questions about DJI’s new drone.
DJI’s marketing campaign ahead of tomorrow’s release is “Get Ready for the ONE”. The slogan has sparked speculation, based on images of the drone’s packaging that emerged from Best Buy’s appearance, that the Air 2S will feature a 20MP 1-inch sensor that could offer image quality similar to that of the Mavic 2 Pro corresponds.
DJI’s last big announcement was the FPV offering: DroneDJ suggests that an insider source has announced that the new Air 2S will be compatible with V2 glasses for the First Person View flight experience. DroneDJ also says a leaked promo video indicates that DJI’s new drone is outfitted with two new sensors – possibly to avoid obstacles. and DJI’s AirIense, the ADS-B signal detection system that DJI previously said would be included in all new models released after 2020.
An affordable, lightweight drone with increasingly improved imaging and a curated selection of the latest technology advancements from DJI is roughly what the industry expects from new DJI releases. If the rumors are true, the Air 2S will be big news when it officially launches.
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