Xiaomi is known for making affordable products that offer specifications similar to those of competing products on the market. That’s one big reason why the company has shot to popularity in such a short span of time, and why it has managed to sell tens of millions of handsets in China and neighboring countries. Xiaomi has been teasing the launch of its first drone for the past week and today it formally announced the Mi Drone, which is quite affordable and yet offers 4K video recording.
Xiaomi is going to offer two models of the Mi Drone. The first costs $380 and has a 1080p camera, this drone will be crowdfunded on the company’s Mi Home app starting tomorrow.
The Mi Drone comes with a remote control which uses a Xiaomi Mi smartphone as a viewfinder. The drone itself has a 5,100mAh battery which can be easily removed.
Xiaomi’s drone is quite similar to other quadcopters but the company points out that its drone is easier to service and since the camera module is detachable like the rotors, it has an element of modularity to it as well.
The other is a $460 model which is essentially the same drone but with a 4K camera. The 4K Mi Drone is going to be available for testing through an open beta program by the end of July.