DJI Mavic Air Drone Rumor Roundup

It is not surprising for companies to have their yet-to-be released brand features leaked to the market and spoiling the big surprise. DJI has fallen victim of this leak with its Mavic Air drone images and features being leaked ahead of its launch, which was set for 23rd of January. Unlike the existing models Spark and Mavic pro 2 drone, the Mavic Air is said to be lighter and certainly smaller, as is the preference of the market. It fits perfectly in-between the Mavic Pro and the DJI Spark.

This article provides a detailed overview of the Magic Air drone with respect to its specifications and quality. While its functionality and resolution are comparable to its predecessor, Mavic Air has some extraordinary features that make it one of the greatest drones set to enter market. The information contained here, while drawn from credible sources, may not be 100% accurate since it is based on rumors.

DJI Mavic Air Teaser Video Below:

Possible Features of the DJI Mavic Air Drone


The Magic Pro was designed with the Flight autonomy technology that incorporates obstacle sensors alongside cameras. According to my sources, the Magic Air drone is going to maintain Intelligent Flight Modes that include:

• ActiveTrack modes
• TapFly mode
• Sport mode
• Terrain Follow mode
• Return to Home mode

The Mavic Air Drone will also include 5 cameras that comprise of the forward and downward dual vision sensors alongside the main camera. It also has a dual-band satellite positioning that comprises of the GPS and GLONASS. It also boasts of 2 ultrasonic rangefinders complemented by redundant sensors as well as a combination of 24 capable, particularized computing cores.

This new model has been improved with the activation of backward-facing dual vision sensors that are an excellent addition to compliment the drone's sensors for obstacle avoidance. Although no information has been released about the capabilities of the Mavic Air’s sensors and cameras, it could be that they have been improved in comparison to the previous model. Like the Mavic Pro 2 drone, DJI Mavic Air Drone will deactivate the Forward Vision System once it is set on Sport mode.

The Mavic Air drone has been designed to allow indoor usage with ease of flying and hovering accuracy thanks to the Visual Positioning System (VPS). This feature will be accessorized by a gesture control system alongside the use of the DJI goggles. The latter will be a great addition since the user can use it to filch and undertake head tracking. Some sources claim that the Mavic Air Drone may also be operated by a phone app although the evidence on our part is inconclusive.

The drone's gesture control system allows it to be operated using hand gestures. This amazing addition to the series will allow users to change its position or take pictures with just a hand signal. Although Spark has the same feature, its accuracy and quality of the images may not compare to that of the Mavic Air Drone.

The VPS feature enhances the drone's vision accuracy, navigation ability, and its ease to work indoors where the system cannot access the GPS. What more could you be looking for other than the ability to fully control the drone from anywhere?

The Mavic Air Drone is said to lag behind when it comes to its flight time as compared to the Mavic Pro's 21 minutes. Some speculations suggest that its flight time may be the same as the Mavic Pro but most definitely better than the Spark series, which is a disappointing 16 minute.

While the Mavic Pro drone can sense obstacles that are 15m away with its front vision to avoid any collisions, we all have our fingers crossed hoping that the Mavic Air drone will out-do this. Although the features of this new, yet to be released drone model do not guarantee the presence of 360° obstacle avoidance features, the above-mentioned specifications are a plus for you. They will most certainly help reduce the cases of drone damage while in use. If this does not excite you, keep reading to know more about its other amazing specs.

The already existing DJI designed drones; Spark and Mavic Pro, came highly recommended to you, thanks to their great features. According to our speculations, the Mavic Air Drone is also set to cause a stir in the market with specifications that are a clear improvement of the two. For instance, the drone features propeller arms with a folding ability as the latter series but without the "quiet" aspect.

Its cameras convey 4K images and videos like the Spark series but are upgraded using the following specs:
• A 32-megapixel camera
• A 1/2.3-inch CMOS
• An image signal processor with a 4K resolution at 60 fps
• 3-way gimbal

Regarding its physical appearance, the Mavic Air Drone is set to redefine compactness. DJI has also designed it in colors such as black, white, and red to accommodate as many users’ preferences as possible. Its outer shell is said to be sleek with a glossy polish, a distinctive feature from its foregangers. While it looks identical to a prototype of the Spark and the Mavic Pro, it is designed with more rounded colors.

Given that color and design are no longer a surprise for you, we hope that they are without a doubt going to help you decide on whether to stick with the previous DJI series or opt for this new drone.

For most drone enthusiasts, the Mavic Air drone comes at the right time especially since the Spark is already losing its grip on the market due to some quality issues. On the other hand, the Mavic Pro may still be a high quality drone utilizing some of the most innovative technologies but its price is far from user friendly. Although its price is still obscure, rumors have it that the Mavic Air Drone will go for a price between the Spark's $499 and Mavic Pro's $999, which we can all agree is going to make it a favorite. It is made even better by its amazing use of technology to introduce a unique folding model.

The range of Mavic Air Drone remains a mystery until it is launched. Nevertheless, with the above discussed features we can conclude that it is going to out-do the Spark and most likely be the same or better than the Mavic Pro. Did we mention that like the Mavic Pro, the Mavic Air Drone is designed with four foldable arms that make it highly portable as it can fit into a small bag?

You can check out how the DJI Mavic Air Drone compares to the existing DJI drones series in the following YouTube video:


If you fancy drones, you are also eager to find out the technologies fitted in new models and their fascinating qualities. Lucky for you, the Mavic Air Drone series is just a few hours from being launched. Once it is introduced in the stores, we hope to be among the first to enjoy its first-person view since it is linked to the DJI Goggles. Join us in the countdown as we wait for this amazing model to be availed for purchase. You can also join other drone enthusiasts during the launch to try the new device firsthand and experience what most have been waiting for.

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