In the category DJI rumors; we have been told that a DJI Mavic 3s is in the works for a possible Fall release.
Now, I get it. There’s a very good reason for DJI to come out with a successor so quickly.
The DJI Mavic 3 has been plagued by missing features since it was released in the Fall of 2021.
Drone maker DJI has been playing catch up with firmware updates to make the drone live up to the promises made at the time of the launch.
One of the biggest gripes among both professional and hobbyist drone pilots has been the incredibly long time it takes for the DJI Mavic 3 to establish satellite connections.
So, presumably, the yet-to-be-released DJI Mavic 3s is going to fix all the problems.
DJI Mavic 3s (Satellite)
DJI Mavic 3s… S stands for satellite… Makes sense, doesn’t it?
No, all kidding aside. DJI is rumored to be working on a new version of the DJI Mavic 3.
It would be called the DJI Mavic 3s and it would offer a number of improvements.
- The sensor for the telephoto camera would increase to 1 inch.
- The main camera would remain unchanged.
- The battery capacity would be increased by roughly 15% for a longer flight time.
- The release of the DJI Mavic 3s might be as soon as this Fall or Q1 2023.
- The DJI Mavic 3s might come in different color options
Now, please keep in mind that these are very early rumors and thus are likely to change. We first wrote about the DJI Mavic 3s in December of last year.
Fyi – the DJI Mavic 3 has a 1/2-inch CMOS sensor for its secondary camera with the telephoto lens.
As far as the satellite problem of the current DJI Mavic 3, well it seems that the latest firmware update has not resolved the issue for all pilots. Initial user feedback is mixed, to say the least. More about this in a later post though.
In the meantime, what do you think of a new DJI Mavic 3s arriving on the market? Something to look forward to? Is it too soon and should DJI focus on cleaning up all the issues with the DJI Mavic 3 first before launching yet another drone?
Or do you think it makes sense? The DJI Air 2 and Air 2s were launched very close after each other. The same goes for the DJI Mavic Mini and the DJI Mini 2. They were about one year apart.
Let us know your thoughts in the comments below.
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