UK-based retailer Argos accidentally advertised for sale in ink-and-paper catalog the new Mavic 2 drones by DJI which are yet to officially revealed by the company. The Chinese technology company had previously planned to launch the second-generation Mavic drone on 18th July, but had to indefinitely postpone the press event. However, the UK retailer apparently did not have enough time to pull the listing before its catalog went to print, giving us most of the specs and features of the two new Mavic 2 drones. The new Mavic 2 drone will be available in two different configurations – Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro.
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The Zoom model, as the name suggests, will feature optical zoom giving the drone’s camera capability to shoot as wide as 28mm and as tight as 48mm (basically 2X zoom). The second model doesn’t get the optical zoom but features a Hasselblad camera with a bigger 1-inch CMOS censor. Both models have improved flight time of 31 minutes and range of 5 miles. More importantly, the news drones will come with 360-degree obstacle avoidance. After the leak, DJI has had to officially confirm the two new drones along with the features. What was not mentioned in the listing was the pricing for the new pair of Mavic drones, which is probably the only thing left for DJI to reveal at the launch event.