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Xiaomi Launched Its First Mi Drone

Xiaomi Mi Drone

Chinese electronics company Xiaomi officially launched its first Mi Drone.The drone is a lot cheaper which is priced at around $380 for the entry level device with a 1080P camera and $450 for the more advanced model with a 4K camera. Thats lot cheaper than DJI, the market leader, which starts at $800 for 4K, and others in the drone space.

Xiaomi is working with China based Flymi to create the Mi Drone. Xiaomi said that the Mi Drone can fly for 27 minutes per session and to a range of 3km. That's around five minutes more than DJI's drones. Announcing the Mi Drone on a live stream that had 195,000 viewers at one stage, Xiaomi CEO Lei Jun said it is not just for rich kids. The company wants to use its profile and low pricing to help democratize the technology and enable those who don't have a spare thousand plus dollars lying around to own drone.