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DJI Event 7/18/18: Mavic Pro 2 or Phantom 5?

DJI has announced an event in New York on July 18, 2018. The title for the event is: See the Bigger Picture. DJI’s last big event produced the Mavic Air. Will this be the release of the Mavic Pro II? Or will we see the brand new Phantom 5? Is it possible we will see both? We will keep investigating, so check back soon. Unfortunately the event has been postponed. However we have an invite from DJI, so we’ll be there when it does happen. We can’t confirm anything for sure, but according to our sources…

Will We See the Mavic Pro II?

DJI Mavic Pro II

Will we see the new Mavic Pro 2?

The Mavic Pro II is the most likely candidate for release. The Mavic Pro II is going to be an awesome upgrade to DJI’s most successful drone. Our latest information indicates that the Mavic Pro 2 will have a better camera and 5 sides of obstacle avoidance. Look for the latest Mavic to have a 1/1.7 inch sensor, which is bigger than the original Mavic but not as big as the early rumors of a 1-inch sensor. Chance of release on 7/18/18- 80%

Learn more about the Mavic Pro II HERE

Will We See the Phantom 5?

Phantom Five

The DJI Phantom 5 is going to be an awesome drone.

Like the Mavic Pro II, we have seen leaked images of the upcoming Phantom 5 since January. No doubt DJI wants this Phantom to be head-and-shoulders better than the new Phantom 4 Pro V2.0. The Phantom 5 has bee the most leaked DJI drone since the Spark, and it promises to have interchangeable lenses and perhaps water resistance. While the release of this quadcopter may or may not happen at the same time as the Mavic Pro II, we do expect it this year. Chance of release on 7/18/18- 50%.

Learn more about the Phantom 5 HERE

Phantom 5 Leaked Picture on table with lenses

Here is a preview of the Phantom 5 Pro with interchangeable lenses.

Other Possibilities

DJI CrystalSky Screens

The DJI CrystalSky promises to be much brighter than a Smartphone or Tablet.

DJI is likely to upgrade some of their other technology and it looks like their Crystal Sky monitor is on the docket for an upgrade soon. We expect it to be larger, easier to see in bright light, rainproof and have some more options for outputs. Chance of release on 7/18/2018- 50%

We haven’t seen an update to the Osmo other than the recent Osmo Mobile 2. Could DJI be releasing their Osmo 2 on July 18th? We expect a beefier camera with impressive specs. Chance of release on 7/18/18 30%

Could it be their long-awaited 360-degree drone?

We’d love to see a true 360-degree drone. We know that DJI is toying with the technology, but this one is really a long shot. The invitation picture sure looks like a 360 image. Fingers crossed. Chance of release on 7/18/18- 10%

While we don’t know yet what DJI has in store for us on July 18th we have a pretty good idea. We will be updating this article as we get information, so bookmark it and come back soon.

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