How Cool is Mi Drone? Key Features and Specifications

Mi Drone Full Specifications

The rumors have been around for awhile since few days ago. Eventually, Xiaomi has released the Mi Drone 4K, a consumer grade drone designed as a ready-to-fly UAV. Xiaomi’s VP, Hugo Bara, leaked the availability of the drone via a tweet. Moreover, the teaser picture has also been around in MIUI forum. Eventually, the most anticipated drone has now been released. I believe previously many of Mi Fans had been wondering of these questions :

  • How does Mi Drone look like? How cool is it?
  • What video resolution is Mi Drone capable of recording? Does it supports 4K recording?
  • How much is the price of Mi Drone?

Key Features

Announced by Lei Jun himself, the budget-friendly drone comes with following key features / specs :

  • 4 ARA-D propellers air foil with detachable shield. This can deliver efficient aerodynamic performance.
  • 1.2mm ultra-thin and lightweight body. The structure is rock solid.
  • 5100mAh 17.4V smart battery.
  • Approximately 27 minutes non-stop flying time.
  • 104 degree wide-angle lens powered with 12.4MP Sony back-illuminated image sensor.
  • Ambarella image processor.
  • 6-piece multi-coated lens with higher light transmission.
  • 2 aspherical glass lens with blue glass filter lens.
  • Ability to record full 1080p HD or 4K Ultra HD aerial videos.
  • 4K recording at 3840×2160 pixels.
  • 720p live video low latency streaming from up to 2km distance.
  • Ultra-light 3-axis gimbal stabilization system consists of 3 brushless motors, 14 circuit boards, 149g carbon fiber, and polycarbonate structure. The gymbal unit is capable to stabilize up to 2000 vibrations per second at 0.02 accuracy.
  • Bird’s eye view feature from up to 2km away.
  • GPS and GLONASS combined with vision-based positioning mechanism can ensure maximum precision.
  • Autopilot features including automatic take-off, automatic landing, waypoint flight, path planning, tap to fly on map, and also the popular circle an object on the ground.
  • Low battery detection system. The drone will automatically return to home when battery becomes low.
  • Real-time location tracking for easy retrieval even after crashing.
  • Ability to automatically hover at the edge of no-fly zones.
  • Built-in PCB antenna array in remote control for maximum reach.
  • Modular and modern design resembles – and inspired by – dragonflies.

Mi Drone Pictures

How cools is Mi Drone? These teaser pics may answer your question

Mi Drone - Full Design

Mi Drone - Body Structure

Mi Drone - Flying

Mi Drone - Teaser Apperance

Mi Drone - Modern Aerodinamic Props

Mi Drone - GPS Assisted Hover System

Mi Drone - Long range ability

Mi Drone - Modular Design

Mi Drone - Flying Unit with Prop Guards

Mi Drone - Inside a Bag

Mi Drone - Battery Technology

Mi Drone - RC Unit

Mi Drone - Easy To Use Feature

Mi Drone - Automatic Feature

Mi Drone - Remote Unit Built-in Smartphone Attach

Mi Drone - Gimbal System

Mi Drone - Gimbal Technology

Mi Drone - 3 axis gimbal

Mi Drone - Camera Image Sensor Technology

Mi Drone - Camera Technology

Mi Drone - Safe Fly Zone

Mi Drone - Track and Return Feature

Mi Drone - Low Battery Technology

Mi Drone - Plan a route

Mi Drone - Circle Around Feature

Mi Drone - Send to point feature

Mi Drone - Birds Eye Feature

All images above are official teaser pics of Xiaomi. All credits belong to Xiaomi.

Mi Drone Introductory Video

How much is Mi Drone priced?

Mi Drone - Offical Price

Mi Drone is available in two variants: the 1080p at  2499 (~ $380) and the 4K at  2999 (~ $456). Wow! That’s even way much cheaper than DJI Phantom 3 4K, DJI Phantom 4 4K, and Yuneec 4K. The price is dramatically lower than any other competitors so it is sure that Xiaomi will challenge existing drone industries – like what they did in smartphone industries and they succeed.

It is really a perfect drone for beginner because it is easy-to-use, ready to fly (RTF), having many advanced features, and it is cheaper on its class. The vice president, Hugo Barra, pointed that drones are typically a “toy” for rich people. Hence, with this Xiaomi’s new product, people can expect an affordable alternative. It is cheap but not it possess many advanced features that previously only expensive drones have them.

Availability

As what announced, this sophisticated-but-affordable drone will enter crownfunding platform at Mi Home and the product will enter open beta at the end of July. There is no certain information regarding its general availability. Let’s just hope for it to be available worldwide.