Technology: Xiaomi to unveil new drone on May 25

May 20, 2016 4:47 PM (UTC+8)

 

The world is waiting with bated breath for Xiaomi’s new drone. The company will launch the gadget in China on May 25.

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According to sources, Xiaomi’s new drone is expected to have a built-in camera and shoot 4K videos at 30fps.

Although the company has not made the name of the drone public, tech enthusiasts on social media platforms are already referring to it as ‘MiDrone.’

Earlier this week, Xiaomi launched a drone app. According to the specs, the drone is expected to have a built-in camera and shoot 4K videos at 30fps.

On its official MIUI forum page, Xiaomi has put up two pictures, hinting the launch of a new flying gadget. One photograph showed a state-of-the-art black chopper-like device that sported a big orb-shaped camera and propellers. The other showed a bamboo copter, a traditional Chinese toy that kids used to play with.

Sources earlier said that the new drone will cost just $100.

After Xiaomi’s first smartphone launch in August 2011 and gaining more market share in China, the company has forayed into developing a wider range of consumer electronics, including smart home appliances powered by Internet of Things (IoT).

Last year, Xiaomi launched its Yi Camera which received pretty good reviews.

Xiaomi’s new drone will definitely have more takers if the price point is reasonable, say tech reviewers.

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