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DJI Mavic Mini Leaked: Upcoming 249g Drone Flies Under Regulatory Restrictions

DJI, a Shenzhen-based world-leading manufacturer of commercial and consumer unmanned aerial vehicles, has a drone in the pipeline that would revolutionise the world of drones as we know it.

DJI Mavic Mini
The Mavic Mini. Image: winfuture.de

Weighing in at a paltry 249g, the DJI Mavic Mini has been revealed on an listing on Newegg Canada’s site, along with images, specifications and prices. 

Its weight means it flies in well under most regulatory guidelines. the United States Federal Aviation Agency (FAA) requires drones weighing more than 250g (8.8oz) to be registered, and DJI’s lightest drone prior to the Mini was the 430g Mavic Air.

The palm-sized Mavic Mini is DJI’s smallest, yet. Image: Newegg Canada

An advisory panel for the Singapore Government under the auspices of the Transport Ministry has proposed a similar requirement for the registration of all drones above 250g, and for a minimum age limit for operators of 16 years.

For its small, palm-sized DJI Mavic Mini, it doesn’t come short on features. It will provide 30 minutes of flight time, although recording resolution is capped at a maximum of 2.7K, compared to the 4K capability of the company’s Mavic Air and Mavic Pro drones.

Like the Mavic Pro, the Mavic Mini folds down to an even smaller form factor. Image: Newegg Canada

The Mavic Mini will likely be announced at an upcoming DJI event slated for Wednesday 9pm Singapore Time. Pricing is slated for CAD 646.15 (SGD 673.62) according to the Newegg Canada listing for the DJI Mavic Mini Fly More Combo, although local pricing and availability is yet to be announced.

Ian Ling
Ian is the resident Tech Monkey and Head of Content at VR Zone. His training in Economics and Political Science is at the basis of his love for journalism and storytelling. A photographer by passion, and an audiophile by obsession, Ian is captivated by all forms of tech that makes enthusiasts tick.

One thought on “DJI Mavic Mini Leaked: Upcoming 249g Drone Flies Under Regulatory Restrictions

  1. MKang

    Gov will likely amend law after this drone.

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