The Xiaomi Mi Drone is now clear to take off

Xiaomi has expanded it product portfolio by foraying into the drone space with the Mi Drone, it's first UAV in China. The drone is part of Xiaomi's Mi Ecosystem and is made by Flymi. It comes in two models, the higher end that can capture 4K videos, while the other captures 1080p video.

The Mi Drone sports a lightweight body made out of carbon fiber. The higher end version is equipped with 12-megapuixel Sony Exmor R BSI sensor with 6P lenses, three-axis images stabilization, f/2.8 aperture RAW image and can capture 4K videos at 30fps. The other model comes with 16.35-megapixel CMOS sensor with f/2.6 aperture, 104-degree field of view and can record up to 1080p videos at 60fps. 

It comes with microSD card slot (up to 64GB) and packs 5100mAh battery (LG or Grepow) that offer flight time of up to 27 minutes. The components of the drones including the are modular and camera, landing gear and the blades can be easily dismantled and can fit a small bag as well.

It comes with a remote control that can besides controlling the drone, can capture photos and videos. The functions offered by the controller include auto take off, hover, return, descent and auto land. The drone has PCB antenna that amplifies the signal so that you can control the drone up to 3km. You can also trace the drone via GPS, and if the Drone fly out of the connected range, it will automatically return to the original position it took off from.

The controller has a built-in dock, where you can place your smartphone, and get live feed of the drone. Using the phone, you can monitor the Mi Drone's battery, and when the battery is low, it will show a warning alarm on the screen. You can also set the drone's destination on the map, plan the route to capture videos along the route or set a point, radius and height to capture video by circling that point. The drone can even automatically stop when it is about to enter restricted area or no-fly zone.

The Xiaomi Mi Drone is priced at CNY 2499 ($380 | Rs. 25,640) for the 1080p model, and will be available for order via crowdfunding from May 26. The 4K model costs CNY 2999 ($460 | Rs. 31,000) and will be available for order via crowd funding by the end of July.  


Kaiser Bey
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The Xiaomi Mi Drone is now clear to take off The Xiaomi Mi Drone is now clear to take off Reviewed by Kaiser on 5/25/2016 07:18:00 PM
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