Xiaomi Mi Drone announced in 4K and 1080p editions

After weeks of build up, Xiaomi finally went ahead to announce the Mi Drone.

As expected, the gadget is fairly affordable for what it has on offer. For starters, it comes in 1080p and 4K editions — the presence of the former wasn’t mentioned in previous leaks.

The Mi Drone starts at 2499 Yuan ($380) for the 1080p version, while the 4K edition will go for 2999 Yuan ($460). Neither of the two are available at the moment. While the 1080p version will have a crowdfunding campaign going for it (starting tomorrow), the 4K version of the Mi Drone will be available for beta testing in July.

Other features of the drone include GPS, GLONASS and a (presumably proprietary) vision based positioning system. Besides that, the Mi Drone will have a gimbal and a 5100mAh battery.

Compared to DJI’s Phantom 3 4K which goes for $799, the 4K Mi Drone looks a much more attractive option. However, as is the case with most other Xiaomi products, it remains to be seen how easily one can purchase an Mi Drone.


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