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DJI’s new Mavic Air drone leaked a day before its unveiling

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Leaked image purportedly showing the Mavic Air.
Image: DroneDJ

DJI is expected to unveil its new Mavic Air drone tomorrow, but you won’t have to wait to see what this new product is all about. Drone news site DroneDJ has published leaked photos and specs that the publication claims show the as-yet-unseen Mavic Air.

As you’d expect from the name, the Mavic Air looks like a smaller and lighter version of the 2016 $999 Mavic Pro. The spec sheet includes a camera capable of 32-megapixel panorama shots mounted on a three-way gimbal, with 4K video capture (no word yet on frame rate). There’s also gesture control, obstacle-avoiding sensors, foldable arms, and a 21-minute flight time. The drone reportedly comes in white, red, and black, with other colors possible, and has a body similar to last year’s $499 DJI Spark.

The DJI Mavic Air with rotors unfolded and folded.
Image: DroneDJ

In terms of capabilities, the Mavic Air looks like it will be positioned somewhere between the Mavic Pro and the Spark. It has a shorter flight time than the Mavic Pro Platinum (30 minutes in the air) and lacks the Platinum’s quiet rotors, but has a more advanced camera and gimbal than the Spark (which doesn’t do 4K).

Of course, these are just leaked images, and even if they are legitimate, DJI will have more to show off at its press conference tomorrow, including details on range, video specs, and colors. Tune in at 10AM ET on The Verge to find out more.

Correction: The article originally stated that leaked specs included a 32-megapixel camera. This should have said a camera capable of 32-megapixel panorama shots. We regret the error.