Yi Pixie Rumor – New DJI Spark Clone?

Yi Pixie Rumor – New DJI Spark Clone?

After we’ve waited forever for Yi Technology’s Erida tri-copter (we heard about it in 2016, and it’s still not released), it appears that Yi is trying again with the new Pixie. The Yi Pixie is a tiny drone very similar to the DJI Spark, but it might feature a 4k camera.


Yi Pixie Diagram

This is based on a leaked user manual you can view here, so it’s not set in stone. However, it seems likely that to compete with DJI, it would need a really good camera. Also, the Geniusidea follow-me drone looks very similar to the pixie, so it’s possible they are partnering for it. Here are some of the specs.

Yi Pixie Specs

  • 13-megapixel camera that can shoot 4k 30fps, and 1080 60fps
  • 20 minute flight time with 2 batteries (I assume 10 minutes with each)
  • Cheap, common batteries such as 18650
  • App for controlling it, so no controller
  • 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz wifi connection
  • No Gimbal Stabilization– the footage will use electronic stabilization, which is fine, but generally less reliable. However, you can adjust the gimbal as shown in the picture below.
  • Facial Tracking
  • One-key takeoff and return-to-home
  • Flight Task (waypoints)
  • Price of $150-300Yi Pixie Camera Adjustments

That’s about all we have so far, but we’ll keep you updated. As for the price, this is only an estimate. The GeniusIdea drone is $300, so I assume it will be cheaper.

This drone overall seems very similar to the Yuneec Breeze, which is around 200 dollars. If the Yi Pixie is any more than 200, then I would get the Breeze instead. But if the price is lower than we’re expecting, it might be a viable option.

What do you think of the Yi Pixie? Leave a comment below!

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