We've covered Xiaomi's products a few times on UltraLinx, they're China's most popular consumer electronics brand, who continuously push out some pretty cool products. They've now dipped their toe into one of the hottest categories in tech right now: drones. Xiaomi's Mi Drone is a quadcopter with a three-axis gimbal, 4K camera, and a remote control that uses your Mi smartphone as its viewfinder.
The 4K version is currently selling for 2,999 yuan (just under $460), while the 1080p model is priced at 2,499 yuan ($380) - both under half the price of what 4K drones usually sell for.
The Mi Drone boasts modularity and serviceability of the whole thing, pretty much everything is detachable. The new drone has a 5,100mAh battery, which is also easily replaceable, and Xiaomi claims the unit can get 27 minutes of flight time on a single charge, which is at the high end of what most consumer quadcopters offer.
Other key features include GPS and GLONASS for positioning, flight modes including: takeoff, landing, return to home, waypoint navigation, and orbit, the Mi Drone also has the ability to create a geofence to limit its movement.
Testing will begin for the new drones at the end of July. This is definitely a big step forward for drone lovers.