The DJI flagship Mavic 3 was released just a few months ago and there are already rumors circulating in the market about the next upgrade i-e the DJI Mavic 3S release date and specs
The rumors first surfaced when long-time DJI insider @Dealsdrone posted about it last November. Here is what he revealed.
As per the leaked conversation, the upgraded Mavic 3s will hit the market in the first half of 2023. Although it’s almost a year away, people have started talking about possible improvements they would expect in the upgrade.
If you have been paying attention to the user market, people have been complaining about the Mavic 3 GPS delay issue for quite some time. DJI promised a firmware fix but it hasn’t come yet and a lot of people believe it’s rather a hardware issue stemming from faulty GPS chips.
Whatever the reason is, the Mavic 3 with its hefty price tag was not a smooth launch and it only makes sense if DJI can go back to the drawing board, fix the issues, and release an upgraded version with some feature improvements.
DJI Mavic 3s Features (rumored)
Right now, anything we are going to discuss is strictly speculative and based on rumors and leaks. It’s too early to predict anything with certainty but if you have been into tech, you would know that leakers are usually right about a lot of things.
Having said that, let’s have a speculative look at what the Mavic 3s would have.
- BIGGER TELEPHOTO LENS: The current Mavic 3 has a 1/2″ CMOS sensor for its secondary Telephoto camera. With the Mavic 3s we can expect a bigger 1″ sensor. The main camera would however remain the same.
- BIGGER BATTERY: The new version will bump up the battery capacity by 15% to give it a better flight time. The current Mavic 3 can fly for 46 minutes in ideal lab conditions. The new Mavic 3s might be able to go over the 50 minutes mark and will be the first consumer drone to fly that long.
- GPS LOCK FIX: The Mavic 3 is notoriously slow to get a fix on GPS satellite. For some users, it takes up to 10 minutes to get a home point lock and take off. This eats into precious battery juice and is annoying. If this is indeed a hardware issue, DJI will definitely fix this in the next version.
- MULTIPLE COLORS: DJI has shied away from releasing products in multiple colors and has usually restricted itself to silver. However, things are changing in the tech industry. With Apple releasing its iMac line in 7 vibrant colors, people are more receptive to bright colors now. DJI might jump on the color bandwagon and release the Mavic 3s flagship in different colors.
Mavic 3s release date
As I said, nothing is official or final yet. The leaks suggest that DJI is working on the Mavic 3s line and we might have a release date in Q1 of 2023.
Some people have suggested an early date in fall 2022 but I personally think that to be farfetched. 2022 is already jam-packed with different product releases like the DJI Mini 3, Inspire 3, and DJI Pocket 3. It will be quite difficult to release another product and that too a flagship.
I will keep this page updated with new information as and when it becomes available. If you are waiting for the new Mavic 3s, be sure to bookmark this page and check it periodically.