One of the world's biggest consumer electronics shows, the IFA, is currently on the go in Berlin. A key participant this year is none other than DJI, who chose this event to reveal its two new additions to their line-up of drones. And here they are:
First to be announced is the new Mavic Pro Platinum. Essentially the same drone as the one we've come to know and love, but with a new trick or two up its sleeve:
- Flight time has gone up by 11% to 30 minutes, putting it on par with big sibling the Phantom 4
- Noise levels have dropped by 4dB, or 60% from the Mavic Pro. DJI says it's been able to achieve this in part thanks to new a propeller design. Here's the good news if you've already got a Mavic Pro: said props are backwards compatible, so you can also give your drone the quiet treatment
Onto the Phantom 4 Pro:
Whilst the Phantom 4 Pro hasn't undergone any massive changes under the hood, it does now come in a sexy little black number, to be known as the Obsidian. The matte black magnesium finish is resistant to fingerprints, and, well, that's about it. Everything else you love about the Phantom 4 remains.
When can you get one? What's it going to cost?
We're expecting both the Mavic Pro Platinum and the Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian to arrive in South Africa toward the end of October this year. Pricing will largely depend on exchange rates come October, but with the Platinum edition of the Mavic Pro retailing at $100 more than the vanilla version you can expect it to come in at a higher price point in SA as well. The Obsidian will share the same price as the Phantom 4 Pro.
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