DJI’s newest drone could be smaller than the Mavic Pro — and it may be called “Spark.”
Leaked pictures and videos of a drone appeared on various forums this week, showing a drone with a similar form to the Mavic Pro but at half the size. Its name? “Spark.” The photos were initially posted to this site, which has since been removed, but TechCrunch captured them.
Unlike the Mavic Pro, it appears that the arms do not fold in. The drone has a camera that at least moves up and down, indicating it could be used for racing or simple photography. The camera is mounted on what looks like a brushless gimbal.
It is unclear what the drone is intended to be used for, though it could fill one corner of the market where DJI is still lacking: low-cost, toy drones. DJI’s cheapest drone available is still about $400-$500.
Others have suggested it could be DJI’s first racing-focused drone.
A DJI spokesperson would not confirm or deny the existence of a “Spark” drone. But, a trademark for the name “Spark” was filed by DJI on March 6, 2017.
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