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DJI Inspire 3 Release Date & Specs [LEAKED Info]

In this article, I will document the upcoming DJI Inspire 3 release date, specifications, leaked pictures, etc. Last updated: January 10, 2023.

The much-loved DJI Inspire 2 was released almost seven years ago in 2016. Since then, a lot has changed in the field of consumer & professional drones.

Initially, the Inspire 3 was rumored to be released in late 2022, but that didn’t happen. But it seems like 2023 is the perfect year for an upgraded Inspire line.

Today, we are talking about the DJI Inspire 3 release date and rumored specifications.

According to a recently leaked product timeline for 2023, the DJI Inspire 3 will be released in March 2023. DJI has also discontinued the current Inspire 2 line, so it further confirms the imminent release of DJI Inspire 3.

I will keep track of the latest news, leaks, and rumors on this page regarding the upcoming DJI Inspire 3 on this page.

So, if you are a professional cinematographer awaiting the new drone, bookmark this page.

DJI Inspire 3 release date

The release date for DJI Inspire 3 has been in the news since early last year. We have seen a lot of leaked photos and videos coming out, further fueling the speculations.

Due to a tight product release schedule in 2022, we didn’t see the Inspire 3 despite much anticipation.

But a famous DJI insider @DealsDrone has recently posted a product timeline leak for the year 2023, according to which the new DJI Inspire 3 has been scheduled to be released in March 2023 (see below image)

DJI Inspire 3 Release Date Leaked

DJI Inspire 3 Leaked Video & Images

So far, we already have some leaked images and flight test videos that confirm the existence of DJI Inspire 3 albeit unofficially.

DJI insider @OsitaLV tweeted a leaked video of someone (probably the DJI QA team) flying a new drone that seems to fit the description of the upcoming DJI Inspire 3.

DJI Inspire 3 Release Date & Specs [LEAKED Info]

Here is the video I downloaded from OsitaLV (special thanks to OsitaLV for always being the best)

More recently, @ositaLV and other DJI insiders posted several crashed Inspire 3 images that confirm a few speculated features.

The below image shows Zenmuse P1 payload compatibility.

DJI Inspire 3 Release Date & Specs [LEAKED Info]

Here is another image showing a partial frame of the Inspire 3 with retractable landing gears.

DJI Inspire 3 Release Date & Specs [LEAKED Info]

Here is a video showing the full frame (posted by @DealsDrone)

DJI Inspire 3 leaked video showing full frame

DJI Inspire 2 is discontinued

In January 2022, DJI notified its Chinese retailers about DJI’s plans to discontinue the Inspire 2 line in February 2022 once the running stock is sold.

The notification (originally in Chinese but I have translated the image below) further says that “switching plans will be notified after confirmation”.

After discontinuing the Inspire 2, there are plans to replace it with a new professional drone, i.e., the Inspire 3.

DJI Inspire 3 Release Date & Specs [LEAKED Info]

DJI Inspired 3 rumored specs

Now that we know a little background about the Inspire 2 discontinuation and a possible replacement in the form of Inspire 3, let’s briefly look at what specifications it will have.

Remember that there is no official document or statement that can confirm these specs but look at what we already have in the market in the prosumer category, we can have some solid speculations.

Camera

The camera system on the 6-year-old Inspire 2 is obviously aged, and we might see an improved camera system on the new Inspire 3.

Some of the leaked photos show a Zenmuse P1 full-frame payload which fueled some speculations.

Other leaks suggest it will support Zenmus X7 or even X9 systems for cinematography. As we approach the release date, more information will be revealed with upcoming leaks.

Battery & Flight time

The Inspire 2 was really big, with a take-off weight reaching 4KG with a camera attached.

To support this, the Inspire 2 gets power from 2 Li-ion batteries but has a less-than-average 23 minutes of flight time (with an X7 camera).

While this might be great in 2016, it was not so much in 2023.

The new Mavic 3 has an impressive 41 minutes run in the air. Even with the heavyweight of Inspire 3, we can expect some great flying time, hopefully above 35 minutes, with the heaviest camera module attached.

DJI Inspire 3 Release Date & Specs [LEAKED Info]

The above leaked image suggests it will only take a single battery. The exact specifications of the battery are yet to be known.

Design

The icon landing gear + arms design is what gives the Inspire 2 its unique filming capability.

After taking off, the arms move upwards along with the fixed landing gear to give the camera a clear unobstructed view.

We see similar design philosophy from the leaked images with retractable landing gears.

Transmission System

The Inspire 2 uses a Lightbridge transmission system that has a transmission range of 7 kilometers (4.3 miles) and can transmit 1080p live feed.

This was again great in 2016, but by 2023 standards, it’s old tech.

The new Ocysync 3+ deployed in Mavic 3 line is a top-of-the-line cutting-edge transmission protocol with a 1080p 60fps transmission range of 15 kilometers (10 miles).

That’s already twice the range of the old Inspire 2.

With the Inspire 3, we can expect either OS3+ or a dedicated transmission system with an even better range and transmission bandwidth.

New Remote Controller

We first saw the new DJI RC Plus with the Matrice 30 series drone released this year. The below DJI filing shows that the Inspire 3 will come with the same DJI RC Plus.

Do note that DJI has historically used the “WM” as a codeword for the Inspire series so the underlined WM630 is the upcoming DJI Inspire 3.

DJI Inspire 3 Release Date & Specs [LEAKED Info]

The new DJI RC Plus has a stunning 7-inch widescreen that provides dual control for enterprise use.

DJI Inspire 3 Release Date & Specs [LEAKED Info]

The remote controller is specifically designed for harsh operating conditions with IP154 dust & waterproof.

It has a temperature operation range between -20°C to 50°C, ideal for rescue operations in tough environments.

DJI Inspire 3 release date & specs – Summary

Here is the summary of the article:

  • A leaked product roadmap places the DJI Inspire 3 release in March 2023.
  • Recent leaked images and videos suggest DJI is testing the new product in the field (and crashing a lot)
  • DJI notified its Chinese retailer about the discontinuation of Inspire 2 in early 2022.

I will update this article with new information, leaks, and rumors as they surface. Till then, safe flying!

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