Autel Alpha Drone coming soon to compete with DJI Matrice 30 Thermal

These photos and specs were shared on social media, showing a yet-to-be-released Autel Alpha drone which would offer direct competition to the Thermal. The photos were reportedly taking during the Autel Robotics Global Partner Summit in in Huizhou, .

Looking closer at the Autel Alpha enterprise drone from Autel Robotics we can see four arms that fold out, large props, a body shape and color that resembles the DJI Matrice 30T. Keep in mind that this might be a pre-production model. It would be nice to see the Autel Alpha enterprise drone in the typical orange Autel color.

On the top of the drone we see an obstacle avoidance sensor and possible an LED beacon. We also see four inserts indicating that various accessories can be mounted on the quadcopter.

Autel Alpha Drone Coming Soon To Compete With Dji Matrice 30 Thermal 1

At the front of the enterprise drone we see two obstacle avoidance sensors and a large gimbal and camera setup. We listed all the specs of the Autel Alpha drone below.

The two rounded corners at the back of the drone are likely to house the two rearward-facing obstacle avoidance sensors.

While we don't have any official information about the drone yet, one of the photos showed a spec sheet with the following information about the new Autel Alpha.

Autel Alpha Drone Specifications

  • 12.4 mile (20 km) Transmission Range
  • 45 Minutes Maximum Flight Time
  • IP55 Weather Rating
  • Strong Anti-Interference RFI/EMI/GPS Spoofing
  • Autonomous Operations
  • Multiple Payload Compatibilities
  • AES-256 Encryption
  • 360-degree Obstacle Avoidnace
  • 2.4/5.2/5.8 GHz Frequency Bands
  • 45 mph (20 m/s) Flight Speed
  • 22965 ft (7,000 m) Service Ceiling

Autel Alpha Camera specs

  • 50MP Wide Camera
  • 4K 25x Zoom Camera
  • 640 x 512 Thermal Resolution
  • 0.9 Mile (1.5 km) Measuring Range

Intelligent Functions

  • 3D Flight Routes
  • PinPoint
  • Multi-Aircraft Co-operations
  • Team Work
  • 3D Maps

Photos courtesy of Jake Mackey.

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Haye Kesteloo
Haye Kesteloo

Haye Kesteloo is the Editor in Chief and Founder of, where he covers all drone-related news, DJI rumors and writes drone reviews, and, for all news related to electric vehicles. He is also a co-host of the PiXL Drone Show on YouTube and other podcast platforms. Haye can be reached at haye @ or @hayekesteloo.

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