On Thursday, DJI tweeted a teaser for a May 10th announcement, saying it’s about to reveal “a twist in the plot.” It seems likely that the company plans on releasing a new drone — especially given that a YouTube video showing a DJI Mini 3 Pro and its controller being unboxed was uploaded on the same day as DJI’s teaser (via DroneDJ).

In their video, YouTuber DM Productions says they got footage of the unboxing from someone who received the unannounced DJI Mini 3 Pro drone early. The video gives us a good look at the drone itself, with its bevy of obstacle avoidance sensors as well as its controller.

As DM Productions points out, the controller is similar to DJI’s current RC Pro, with a few buttons and ports removed. The Mini 3 Pro’s controller also doesn’t have any antennas sticking out from the top, and I’d bet good money on the screen not being as bright or crisp as the one found on the $1,100 RC Pro.

Having a controller with a built-in screen is nothing to sneeze at. The one that comes with the Mini 2 uses your phone.
Image: DroneDJ

At this point, we’ve gotten a lot of details about this drone. Last month, a leak showed that it would still weigh under 250 grams (meaning that Americans won’t legally have to register it) and that it would add front-facing…



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