Xiaomi unboxes the Mi Drone

xiaomi mi drone

Xiaomi has made a name for itself by providing high-quality products at the lowest possible prices. This tradition looks set to continue with the Mi Drone.

The latest release is a 4K camera-wielding quadcopter. As expected, the Chinese company has launched the drone at a price much lower than its largest competitor, DJI. The Mi Drone is 2,999 yuan (about Dh1,680), which is peanuts compared to DJI’s $799 (Dh2,935) Phantom 3 4K.

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“We want everyone to be able to afford good products,” CEO Lei Jun explained at the launch of the product. “That was why I set up Xiaomi in the first place.”

The camera uses a Sony 12.4-megapixel sensor that can capture video at up to 3,840×2,160 at 30fps.

Hugo Barra unboxed the Mi Drone on Facebook just a little while ago. Click here to see the video.

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Be sure to watch this space for more details on the device.