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Leaked DJI Mini SE drone could be the brand's most affordable yet

Leaked DJI Mini SE drone could be the brand's most affordable yet

A listing that has appeared on the Walmart site appears to have accidentally unveiled a new DJI drone – the DJI Mini SE. DJI hasn’t announced anything official, but the design looks similar to the original Mavic Mini (which has since been replaced by the DJI Mini 2, but is still available to buy at DJI). In fact, it’s so similar that many are speculating that this isn’t a new model at all, but a rebranded version of that drone, bundled with what looks like the same upgraded remote that controls the Mavic Air 2 and this year’s all-new Mavic Air 2S. 

DJI has been busy this year – as well as the Air 2S, it has also released the groundbreaking DJI FPV. But this drone, if legit, appears to target the entry level end of the market. DJI leaker @OsitaLV, who first made us aware of the listing, believes it could be DJI’s “cheapest drone ever”.

The leaked DJI Mini SE drone (left) and the DJI Mavic Mini

The leaked DJI Mini SE drone (left) and the DJI Mavic Mini

(Image credit: DJI / Walmart)

So what do we know from the Walmart listing (at time of writing, still live). Well we’ve got a fair bit of information there, most of which matches up with the original Mavic Mini. Like that older drone, it’s 249g, offers 30 minutes of fly time on a charge, and will shoot 2.7k video on a 3-axis gimbal, and 12mp stills.