Xiaomi Drone briefly listed online


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Xiaomi’s rumoured drone made a surprise appearance in the menu of their online forums today.

Its has been speculated that Xiaomi might use alternative products to break in to markets outside China. The brand, famous for their affordable phones, has already proven it can do wearable, accessories, cameras, Segway and even bikes.

Their latest product could well be a drone, and patents show a quad-copter that can simply be controlled with gestures and will follow a pilot by locking on to their wearable.

Xiaomi have been predictably quiet about the rumours, but today they may have slipped up (accidentally on purpose?). Xiaomi’s community forum in China were extended briefly today to include a ‘drone’ category. In Chinese the forum”无人机” can be seen in the screenshot below but has since been removed.

xiaomi drone

So obviously Xiaomi are interested in drones and quad’s and are preparing t at least open a forum dedicated to the flying machines, but when will we see the Xiaomi drone launch?

In other news, an English teenager recently won $250,000 at a world drone racing event in Dubai. Take a look at the action in the video below:

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