2020 Upcoming Drones
Nov 07, 2019
Drone technology has grown by leaps and bounds over the last decade or so, in ways most people never could have expected or anticipated before.
Major new breakthroughs in flight mechanics, aerodynamics, battery technology, camera technology, and remote control/wireless communication tools have enabled drones to do things that just weren’t possible in the past.
And while drone technology right now is very exciting 2020 has some even cooler and more intriguing updates to bring to this industry. Below we highlight some of the most exciting 2020 upcoming drones that news is already beginning to leak out about.
DJI is Refreshing the Mavic Series
There have already been two iterations in the Mavic Series of drones from the folks at DJI, but the rumor going around the drone industry is that the Mavic 3 is set to be launched in January 2020.
Already recognized as manufacturers of some of the best auto follow drones on the planet today, DJI pushed back the launch of the Mavic 3 to early 2020 so that they could implement new camera technology as well as a new Aircraft Detection System that’s poised to change the flight mechanics of drones worldwide as soon as it launches.
The new system from DJI used in the Mavic 3 is going to be able to tie into the same ADS-B sensors used by aircraft as well as air traffic control towers. This will dramatically improve the overall safety of these drones as well as the safety of our skies.
Expect the new Mavic 3 to launch in January 2020.
Parrot to Refresh the AR Drone Series, Too
In 2019, Parrot released the AR Drone 2.0, a drone that was almost immediately recognized as one of the best drones under $200 and one that has really helped people get excited about the future of drone piloting on a budget.
Rumors are abounding that Parrot is going to be coming back in 2020 with the AR Drone 3.0 with better flight control capabilities, a better camera, and longer flight time thanks to the kind of battery technology you usually only find in the best drones under $300 – all at a very affordable price point.
The Parrot AR Drone 3.0 is expected to go on presale towards the end of the first three months of 2020 with an actual launch date somewhere in the back half of that year.
Autel Robotics New EVO
Serious enthusiasts that want to take advantage of a drone that doesn’t have to be tethered to their phone were blown away with this EVO when it launched in 2019, but the company is expanding the EVO line with two more drones for 2020.
With a price point nowhere close to the best drones under $100 (these are top-tier piece of technology with a premium price tag) you’ll have to spend a little bit more money to take advantage of the new camera, the new recording features, and the new hardware built into these next generation EVO drones – but excitement is skyhigh for everything that these hotly anticipated pieces of technology promises to bring to the table next year.