Xiaomi Unveiling Affordable Drone On May 25?


Can a Mi Drone beat established players?

If you’re a cinematographer that’s serious about making good videos, you need to have a drone in your arsenal. Not those cheap Toys R Us ones – real drones that have considerable legs and rock steady gimbals. For people who can’t afford DJI’s Phantom series of drones, they may have another alternative if Xiaomi delivers. The Chinese company has teased a new product that they’re launching on May 25, and it looks like the company’s first ever drone.

From the teaser image Xiaomi’s first foray into drones will have a spherical camera, which we hope will have 4 axis stabilization just like DJI’s Phatom series. According to rumors, the new drone will have roughly the same featureset as high-end offerings of DJI, which means 4K video shot at 30 FPS. Projected prices for the upcoming flier is pegged at $600, or Php 28K – a deal, considering the DJI Phantom 3 Professional that shoots 4K video is priced at more than 50K.


John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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