At the IFA trade show in Berlin, popular drone manufacturer DJI announced two new drones, which are upgraded versions of its popular Mavic Pro and Phantom 4 drone lineup.

The Mavic Pro Platinum is identical to the Mavic Pro, but it comes in a new platinum color and it features both an 11 percent gain in flight time and a 60 percent reduction in noise. With the flight time improvements, the Mavic Pro Platinum's battery will last for 30 minutes before needing to be recharged.

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To enable the longer battery life and quieter operation, DJI is using new electronic speed controllers and new propellers, with the propellers compatible with existing Mavic Pro models.

The Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian, part of the Pro line designed for professionals, features a matte-gray shell color and a magnesium electroplated gimbal that has an anti-fingerprint coating.

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DJI also plans to introduce new firmware for its smallest drone, the Spark, introducing a panoramic photo with a fisheye lens effect that can be shared to social media sites. The new firmware will be available in the upcoming DJI Go 4 mobile app.

DJI's new Mavic Pro Platinum is available for pre-order immediately from the DJI website, and it will begin shipping in September. It's priced at $1,099, a $100 premium over the standard Mavic Pro.

The Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian will retail for $1,499. It will be available for purchase in September from the DJI website.

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Top Rated Comments

macduke Avatar
88 months ago
magnesium electroplated gimbal that has an anti-fingerprint coating
FINALLY. I hate it when my drone is flying at 500ft and it has fingerprints on it.
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mcdspncr Avatar
88 months ago
I expected much more from the Mavic update, like 4k 60fps and more obstacle avoidance sensors.
I doubt this is anything more than just an incremental update to keep sales up while Mavic Pro 2 gets fitted with 360 obstacle avoidance and better low light performance :) fingers crossed at least
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
travoose Avatar
88 months ago
@luvbug , you would be fine, trust me....I wondered the same thing and just purchased a DJI Spark this summer...never flew a drone before and was very nervous about it...I fly all the time now and have never once crashed, had a few close calls, but that was only due to me trying to fly it too close to an object.
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Westside guy Avatar
88 months ago
The really great thing about Obsidian Drones is they can be used to kill White Walkers.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
luvbug Avatar
88 months ago
Drones intrigue me, but I have yet to buy one. I keep wondering if I even have the coordination necessary to fly one, without wrecking it in the first 5 minutes.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
macbeta Avatar
88 months ago
These... are not the Drones I am looking for
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I expected much more from the Mavic update, like 4k 60fps and more obstacle avoidance sensors.
Yeah its not really an update its a fresh coat of paint on an existing production line for an extra 100$. Clever company, they are very good at squeezing every drop of money out of the supply chain, a bit like apple.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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