According to new rumors, the launch of a new model from DJI&s Mavic series is imminent - the new model will probably be the Mavic Air 2 and will be on the market as early as April at a price of around 800 dollars. A clear indication of the new model could also be that the Mavic Air, which was launched in January 2018, is no longer available online in the USA. It is believed that DJI is moving most of the features of the DJI Mavic 2 Pro into a smaller case (a la Mavic Mini).
DJI Mavic Air 2 from below
There are even some photos of the new Mavic Air 2 in the DJI typical grey design, which is similar to the Mavic Mini. Clearly visible in the photos are a number of features familiar from other models in the Mavic 2 series, such as rear sensors for obstacle detection (which would also indicate 360° obstacle detection), an LED light, the dual vision system, the infrared sensor system and the lower auxiliary light. It also appears to have the same extra-silent rotors. The gimbal and camera are also very similar to the MAvic 2 Pro, but the sensor seems to be smaller.
DJI Mavic Air 2 from the side
The remote control shown here looks different than before: the smartphone is now mounted above (instead of below) the control. It is equipped with a button for the return function, a switch for switching between tripod/normal and sport modes, a function button, an on/off switch, a video/photo button, four battery status indicator lights and two joysticks for control.
DJI Mavic Air 2 Remote Control
Should DJI stick to its announcement of May 2019, the new drone - if it weighs over 250g - would be equipped with DJI&s AirSense System, which warns the pilot if he gets too close to an aircraft (or helicopter). It can be assumed that the new drone will also have the OcySync 2.0 radio transmission system.
DJI Mavic Air 2 from behind
To do this, DJI&s AirSense system&s sensor uses the ADS-B (Automatic Dependent Surveillance-Broadcast) signal emitted by all aircraft to detect the positions and relative distances of all aircraft in the vicinity. If one is in the vicinity, the pilot is warned and asked to reduce the altitude of his drone. Until now, DJI&s AirSense system has been limited to the larger drones such as the DJI Mavic 2 Enterprise or the Matrice 200.