Rumor | The Mini SE is DJI's cheapest, most compact 2021 drone yet
DJI's next upcoming drone is the Mini SE, a new, cut-price version of the brand's pre-existing Mini variant. At least, this is the impression given by some marketing material that may have been set out in a physical store by accident. Spotted and posted to Twitter by Güçlü Atamer, the alleged real-world retail leak suggest that this new model is the second drone to drop the usual Mavic branding in 2021.
However, unlike the Air 2S, this new Mini SE is a potentially attractive entry-level option in the world of drone-flying. It, like the Mavic Mini, seems extra-light and portable, especially given its foldable nature. It also seems to have the same 12MP 2.7K-capable camera, which might shoot for up to 30 minutes' worth of flight time within a range of up to 2.5 miles.
DJI's retail-unit placeholder also indicates that the Mini SE supports Wi-Fi and Bluetooth to connect to the OEM's iOS/Android app, not to mention the brand's homing feature. However, other abilities such as the "Follow Me" user-tracking function are not mentioned in this new leak. Then again, at a starting price of only US$299, the Mini SE's array of specs might be considered reasonable, at least.
Its existence had also reportedly been confirmed on Walmart's website, although the drone is now no longer to be found on this platform. However, now that the apparently new budget, potentially FAA registration-free UAV is out there, an official confirmation from DJI itself might be forthcoming shortly.