It’s time for drone fans to get excited! Xiaomi working on a UAV!


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Phone maker, accessory maker and vendor of action cameras and even segway rival, Xiaomi are now rumoured to be working on their own range of low-cost drones! This is exciting!

There are two markets that have exploded in popularity in recent years and those are the action camera market and the quad-copter/drone market. GoPro are often credited with increasing the awareness and popularity of sports cameras, while Shenzhen based DJI are the go to brand for consumer drones.

Xiaomi have already entered the action camera market with the Yi Camera, a GoPro like device manufactured by Xiao Yi (a start up with the same investors as Xiaomi). The Yi camera continues the Xiaomi story of bringing high-end hardware to more consumers thanks to affordable pricing, and now drones could be in the works.

The Xiaomi drone won’t be made by Xiao Yi this time (but will likely carry those Yi cameras) but will be developed by Daijiang, a company based in Beijing located just around the corner from Xiaomi.

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Of course Xiaomi have denied the rumours, but this doesn’t mean it isn’t true, however they will be entering a very competitive space and one which is seeing many new laws and regulations created to control the potential dangers of drones in public spaces.

Personally I would love to see a Xiaomi made UAV, and am excited for the possibilities of a drone connected to your various Xiaomi home gadgets. How about you? Do you see drones as the next major tech war zone?

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13 Comments

  1. Dante
    October 25, 2015

    what is the source of this information

    • balcobomber25
      October 25, 2015

      Not sure the source but it;s been known for the past year they were investing in drone research. If you Google “Xioami Drone” there are stories dating back to February about it.

      • Dante
        October 26, 2015

        yea i hope its true and it will make the same impact as the yi , so i could save a few hundred bucks and maybe not Buy a phantom 3

  2. Tajwar
    October 25, 2015

    Excited, but where’s the mi5? If too late I might opt for a Pro 5

    • MaxPower
      October 25, 2015

      if they wanted to put a SD810 on the MI5 then the phone would be out already.
      it’s delaying because it will carry the SD820.

      • Tajwar
        October 26, 2015

        Yeah, I think they learned a thing or two with the Mi Note Pro

        • MaxPower
          October 26, 2015

          which suffers mostly of bad rumors than real issues.

          Actually the first tests about the new Nexus say that the 5X(SD808) runs much slower than the 6P (SD810 rev 2.1)
          and I’m not surprised here.

          But the funny thing is that the 6P doesn’t overheat at all, and the 5X runs much warmer.

          if that true? are they trying to push their sales? i don’t know honestly.

          i know for sure that Xiaomi haven’t sold millions of units of Note Pro (understandable due to the price), but whoever bought it says that doesn’t overheat.

          • Tajwar
            October 26, 2015

            Yes very strange indeed, I would like to see a nexus 5x vs lg g4/v10 vs mi4c.

      • Tajwar
        October 26, 2015

        And i just realized something, correct me if I am wrong, but as far as I can remember (mx3) Meizu never used snapdragon chips it was either exynos or Mediatek.

        • MaxPower
          October 26, 2015

          correct.
          Meizu never used Qualcomm chips.
          MX3 was Exynos

  3. October 25, 2015

    I would like to have a nice low cost drone…. No budget for parrot 🙁

  4. François-Xavier Defaut
    October 26, 2015

    Dajiang, also known as DJI … creator of the phantom !

  5. Natsumi
    October 26, 2015

    Stop making stupid gadgets!!! gosh….. -.-U