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DJI Spark leaks – is this the ultimate selfie drone?

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DJI could be working on its smallest drone ever, if newly leaked images are to be believed.

Several spy shots of what looks to be an unannounced drone have turned up on Chinese DJI forums (and subsequently reposted byTechCrunch). The mysterious device is tipped to be called the DJI Spark, a drone that appears to be significantly smaller than the existing Mavic Pro.

From the images, it looks as though the so-called DJI Spark has four propellers mounted on side-jutting fixed arms, just like the Mavic. The bottom of the drone also appears to have sensors, while the front panelling boasts a built-in camera. The camera is mounted on a gimbal, but it looks like the camera will only be able to tilt upwards and downwards, requiring the drone to pivot to capture pan shots.

Unfortunately, we don’t have any spec details, or any idea what the intended purpose of the drone is. Some forum users suggested it could be a selfie drone, intended to be carried around for quick bird’s-eye-view snaps. Others argued that it could be a racing drone, given its small build.

It’s also worth mentioning that DJI recently registered a trademark for the name ‘Spark’, which suggests that the company is working on a new product. Given the extensive nature of this leak, it seems highly likely that the leaked drone and the ‘Spark’ name go hand-in-hand.

We’ve also seen several leaked videos of the so-called DJI Spark, which you’ll find below:

In any case, it’s important to note that we can’t verify the validity of any of the leaked images or videos, so take this information with due caution. Even if DJI has built a small drone, it could simply be a prototype that may never be released to the public.

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