Is DJI gearing up to launch a Mini 3 Pro?

Luke Baker

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Is DJI gearing up to launch a Mini 3 Pro?

There's nothing particularly professional about DJI's Mini drones. They're typically designed for consumers who want to dip their toes into aerial photography - but a new leak suggests a Pro variant could be on the way.

Notorious DJI leaker OsitaLV posted an image on Twitter that shows what appears to be the box of a DJI Mini 3 Pro, though he doesn't seem too confident in its legitimacy.

Before further confirmation, I'll regard this pic as joking. pic.twitter.com/En7LIBv1jf

— OsitaLV (@OsitaLV) March 1, 2022

On the other hand, Jasper Ellens, who previously leaked the specs of the Mavic 3, thinks it's real. He suggests that the Mini 3 Pro will be a complete redesign compared to the Mini 2.

The subtitle design of the angry sensors reminds me of the Air2. The new gap will prevent the 48MP camera to tip while accelerating. I don’t think it’s fake. It’s just a complete redesign. You guys asked for a mini 2 with sensors, this is what you get soon pic.twitter.com/JlgnJto0g6

— Jasper Ellens - 27 Leaks (@JasperEllens) March 2, 2022

Jasper went on to suggest that the redesigned arms on the leaked image would create room for larger propellers.

The image also shows us a redesigned controller with a built-in display, it looks like a smaller version of DJI's painfully expensive RC Pro controller.

If DJI's usual naming conventions are anything to go by, the DJI RC Pro controller certainly leaves room for a non-Pro edition.

If it proves real, we'd expect a significantly higher price point than its relatively affordable predecessor, the Mini 2, especially when it comes to the pictured kit.

Also clearly pictured are large sensors, hinting at the inclusion of obstacle avoidance on the upcoming model.

Whether this turns out to be a hoax remains to be seen, but given that we've not had a new DJI Mini since 2020, we're expecting a refresh sooner rather than later.

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