DJI has introduced two new drones, the Mavic Pro Platinum and Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian at IFA 2017 in Berlin.

Paul Pan, DJI Senior Product Manager stated,

“DJI continuously looks for ways to improve its products and introduce new features, many of which are the result of the positive feedback and requests we received from customers around the world. Starting with our Osmo Mobile Silver handheld stabilizer, DJI has been expanding its product variations to meet the different lifestyles and needs of consumers. Similarly, we’ve done the same with two of the most iconic DJI drone products, the Mavic Pro and Phantom 4 Pro.”

The New and Improved Mavic Pro Platinum

The DJI Mavic Pro Platinum takes all of the advanced features of the Mavic Pro which revolutionised personal flight and builds on them. It is ideal for travellers, amateur photographers and outdoor sports enthusiasts.

With an 11 percent gain in flight time taking it up 30 minutes coupled with a 60% noise power reduction[1], the Mavic Pro Platinum provides the best portable drone experience yet. Additionally, the drone’s compact and powerful body has also been created with an attractive platinum coloured shell. The increased flight time and quieter operation has been achieved by integrating new electronic speed controllers (ESC’s) and freshly designed propellers which are also compatible with the current Mavic Pro.

Main Features in Announcement:

  • new platinum color
  • 11 percent gain in flight time
  • 60 percent reduction in noise
  • with the flight time improvements, the Mavic Pro Platinum’s battery will last for 30 minutes before needing to be recharged
  • new electronic speed controllers and new propellers
  • propellers compatible with existing Mavic Pro models

DJI Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian: The professional drone photographer’s perfect tool

The iconic Phantom 4 Pro drone which made professional aerial imaging easier for everyone is back with a new professional appearance: a sleek matte-gray Obsidian colour shell featuring a magnesium, electroplated and anti-fingerprint coated gimbal which requires a higher standard manufacturing technique.

For professionals who demand excellence while capturing images and video for a commercial client or documenting a wedding, the Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian has a large 1″ CMOS sensor and a 4K 60fps recording capability to ensure a professional outcome in any situation. The Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian offers intelligent performance and a powerful imaging system for any serious drone photographer.

The Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian, part of the Pro line designed for professionals, features a matte-gray shell color and a magnesium electroplated gimbal that has an anti-fingerprint coating. 

Main Features in Announcement:

  • Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian has a matte-gray finish (unlike all previous DJI Phantoms that were painted white)
  • features a more robust gimbal made of magnesium
  • front lens element has been treated with an electroplated anti-fingerprint coating

Price and Availability

With a U.S. retail price of $1,099, the Mavic Pro Platinum is available for pre-order immediately at and will begin shipping in September. The Fly More Combo for the Mavic Pro Platinum will be available at a later date with a U.S. retail price of $1,399. Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian will retail for $1,499 USD and will also be available in September at, DJI Flagship Stores and authorized dealers worldwide.

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DJI has introduced two new drones, the Mavic Pro Platinum and Phantom 4 Pro Obsidian. The Mavic Pro Platinum is available for pre-order immediately.
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