We identified as the DJI Mini 2 the greatest drone you can get less than $500, but what if you do not have $449 to shell out? Walmart has leaked a new entry in DJI’s Mavic Mini line that may possibly get started at just $299, which should make it the company’s most very affordable drone at any time.
Here’s the thing, however: as significantly as we can inform, this isn’t truly a fewer-high priced DJI Mini 2 — it appears to be a less-highly-priced very first-gen DJI Mavic Mini, a drone from 2019. As DroneDJ points out, all the specs appear to be to line up with the authentic Mavic Mini, like its decreased-res 2.7K-resolution digicam (look at to 4K) and its inferior 2.5-mile wireless assortment, which strongly indicates the Mini SE does not have Ocusync.
As Vjeran discusses in our Mini 2 assessment, the Ocusync wi-fi url is perhaps the largest reason to decide it over the Mavic Mini. It is not just variety: Ocusync is much more reliable and responsive, also. And however Walmart’s online visuals seem to suggest the DJI Mini SE could possibly appear with the Mini 2’s new-and-improved controller, the back of Walmart’s in-retail store reservation card would make it search like you are however obtaining the unique folding pad:
As web sleuths are pointing out, it looks like the major distinctions below are only a $100 reduce value and a a little enhanced plastic chassis, which may possibly or may well not make it suitable with the Mini 2’s batteries.
Deal hunters will know that $299 isn’t wholly unheard of for a DJI drone — I’ve noticed refurbished and closeout Phantom 3 Normal kits for $299, and I feel there was a one particular-time $299 deal on the Mavic Mini. But if the DJI Mini SE in fact retails for $299, that’d be a offer ideal out of the gate and exceptionally tempting to would-be drone prospective buyers looking for some thing they can conveniently stuff in a bag and (at sub-249g) just one they won’t want to sign up with the FAA.
It is not distinct when the Mini SE could go on sale. DJI declined to comment.