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DJI Mini 4 - Leaks, Release date, Price & Pictures (2023)

Updated in 2023 by Paul Posea

Well… it seems like the DJI Mini 3 has barely had time to make its mark in the world of drones, having been released in May of 2022, and yet we're already hearing whispers about the highly anticipated DJI Mini 4!

Naturally we (Dronesgator) couldn't resist diving into the buzz to see what we could uncover about this potential game-changer in the DJI world (and the drone world in general).

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Keep in mind that most of what we're hearing comes from enthusiastic drone aficionados like me on forums, YouTube comment sections, and social media, so I can't claim these are cold, hard facts…

That being said, these discussions are brimming with exciting ideas about the features and improvements that people would love to see in the DJI Mini 4.

We've decided to join the conversation and put together our own wishlist, inspired by what we've seen in the community and what we believe could elevate the DJI Mini 4 to even greater heights. 

We’ll be exploring everything from possible release dates and prices to potential upgrades and new innovations that could make the DJI Mini 4 the drone to watch out for.

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So, grab a cup of coffee, sit back, and let's have some fun speculating about the future of the DJI Mini series. Who knows, maybe some of our predictions will turn out to be true!

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DJI Mini 4 & Mini 4 Pro Release Date

Alright, so let's get down to business and talk about the hot topic everyone is eager to discuss: the DJI Mini 4 release date.

While we don't have an exact date, we can use the history of DJI's product launches as a guide to making some educated guesses. This is what most drone enthusiasts have attempted so far, with varying accuracy over the years.

Previous DJI Mini release patterns

Let's take a trip down memory lane and look at the release dates of the previous DJI Mini models:

You might’ve noticed, but there's roughly a one-year gap between the Mavic Mini and the Mini 2, and then a slightly longer gap of about 18 months between the Mini 2 and Mini 3 Pro. 

Which is a little telling… DJI doesn't necessarily follow a strict annual release schedule, but they do tend to refresh their lineup within a one to two-year timeframe.

Potential Release Date for DJI Mini 4 and DJI Mini 4 Pro

Seeing as how the DJI Mini 3 Pro was released in May 2022, we can assume that the earliest we might see a DJI Mini 4 would be around May 2023, a year after the Mini 3 Pro. 

But I have to say, seeing as how the gap between releases has been lengthening, it's possible that we won't see the Mini 4 until late 2023 or even 2024!

One thing to keep in mind is that DJI might also choose to stagger the release of the standard DJI Mini 4 and the DJI Mini 4 Pro, as they did with the Mini 3 series. So, we could potentially see the standard version arrive first, followed by the Pro version a few months later (to test the waters so to speak…).

Factors that may impact the release date of the DJI Mini 4

While DJI has a habit of taking about 12 to 18 months for new releases, there are still various external factors that can influence product release dates.

For example, remember COVID-19? Yeah… that made it very difficult for companies like DJI to keep their supply chains smooth and running.

There is also another reason why we may not see a DJI Mini 4 and Mini 4 Pro until late 2024. DJI may be waiting to see how the market responds to the Mini 3 Pro before committing to a Mini 4 release date. 

They could be taking note of user feedback, analyzing sales data, and gauging the competition to determine the best time to introduce the next iteration – which is what most big companies usually do.

DJI Mini 4 release date prediction (Verdict)

When all is said and done, it's important to remember that we're working with educated guesses and speculation here. DJI could surprise us and announce the Mini 4 earlier or later than we anticipate, depending on their internal roadmap and business strategy.

It's always a good idea to keep an eye on their social media channels and website for announcements, as well as stay tuned to the drone community at large. 

There is a huge chance we’ll see the first few DJI Mini 4 drones roll out in mid to late 2024.

In the meantime, let's have some fun and explore what the DJI Mini 4 might bring to the table in terms of features, improvements, and pricing!

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DJI Mini 4 Specs (Leaks)

Alright, now that we've had a bit of fun speculating about the potential release date, let's dive into a more exciting part: the features and improvements we can expect (or at least hope for) in the DJI Mini 4 & Mini 4 Pro.

DJI Mini 4 vs DJI Mini 3

Camera capabilities

One area where we can definitely anticipate some improvements is the camera. 

The DJI Mini 3 Pro already boasts a fantastic camera with 4K video capabilities and a 1/2.3-inch CMOS sensor. However, the DJI Mini 4 could take things up a notch by offering a larger 1-inch sensor for improved low-light performance and even better image quality (probably enough to rival higher tier DJI drones!). This would be a significant upgrade, making the Mini 4 an even more attractive option for professionals and drone enthusiasts alike.

Flight performance

Flight performance is another area where we can expect some enhancements, as usual with any new DJI release.

The Mini 3 Pro already has a maximum flight time of 31 minutes and a top speed of 35.8 mph, which is nothing to sneeze at compared to other sub 250g drones. 

But the Mini 4 could push the boundaries even further with an increased flight time of around 35 minutes and a slightly faster top speed. This would make the Mini 4 even better for capturing stunning aerial footage or simply enjoying a longer flight experience!

Battery life

With the potential for an increased flight time, we can also expect some improvements in battery life for the DJI Mini 4. Whether it's through more efficient motors, advanced battery technology, or other innovations, a longer-lasting battery would be a welcome addition to the Mini 4, giving us more time in the air to capture those breathtaking shots.

Potential new features of the DJI Mini 4

Those were some comparisons between the DJI Mini 3 and the awaited DJI Mini 4, but let’s talk about potential new features that aren’t even in the Mini 3, and that could make the Mini 4 stand out more.


ActiveTrack is a feature that's been available on some of DJI's higher-end drones, like the Mavic Air 2, but hasn't yet made its way to the Mini series. YET.

This would allow the Mini 4 to automatically follow a moving subject, making it easier to capture dynamic footage without needing to manually control the drone. It's a feature that many Mini users have been hoping for, and I think it's high time DJI brings it to the Mini 4!

Improved obstacle avoidance

Sure, the Mini 3 Pro already has some basic obstacle avoidance capabilities, but there's always room for improvement. The Mini 4 could benefit from more advanced obstacle detection and avoidance systems, making it even safer and easier to fly, especially for beginners.

360-degree camera rotation

This is a feature that's been on the wishlist of many drone enthusiasts, and I think it would be an amazing addition to the DJI Mini 4. A 360-degree rotating camera would allow users to capture stunning panoramic footage without needing to move the drone itself, making it easier for novice pilots to capture stunning footage

DJI Mini 4 Vs entry-level drones

As we’re dreaming up all these fantastic features and improvements for the DJI Mini 4, we should also consider how it might stack up against the competition. 

With rivals like the Autel EVO Lite and the Hubsan Zino Mini Pro offering their own impressive specs and features, I believe DJI will really need to push the boundaries with their next release of the DJI Mini 4 and Mini 4 Pro – to maintain its position as a market leader.

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DJI Mini 4 and Mini 4 Pro Price

It’s now time to address the question on everyone's mind: how much will the DJI Mini 4 and Mini 4 Pro cost?

While we don't have any concrete numbers yet, we can make some educated guesses based on previous DJI Mini models.

Estimated price range based on previous DJI Mini models

Let's take a look at the launch prices of the previous DJI Mini drones for some context:

  • DJI Mavic Mini: $399
  • DJI Mini 2: $449
  • DJI Mini 3 Pro: $599

As you can see, there's been a gradual increase in price with each new model, which is understandable given the advancements in technology and features.

DJI Mini 4 Price Prediction

When it comes to the DJI Mini 4 and Mini 4 Pro, we can expect a similar pricing strategy. 

If we follow the trend, the DJI Mini 4 could potentially be priced around $499-$549, while the Mini 4 Pro might be in the ballpark of $649-$699. 

However, it's important to remember that these are just estimates and could change depending on the final specs and features of the drones.

I think It's also worth noting that DJI will need to be mindful of its competition when determining the price of the Mini 4 and Mini 4 Pro. 

Rivals like the Autel EVO Lite and Hubsan Zino Mini Pro are offering competitive features at similar price points, so maybe DJI will strike a balance between offering a cutting-edge product and maintaining an attractive price for consumers.

Possible promotions for early adopters

DJI is known for offering attractive promotions and bundles, especially for early adopters of their products. So, if you're planning to get your hands on a DJI Mini 4 or Mini 4 Pro, it's a good idea to keep an eye out for any special offers or bundles that might be available at launch!

In conclusion, while I don't have any official numbers yet, my educated guesses put the DJI Mini 4 and Mini 4 Pro in the range of $499-$549 and $649-$699, respectively. 

Of course, we'll need to wait for an official announcement from DJI to know for sure, but it's always fun to speculate and get an idea of what we might be looking at in terms of price.

Final Thoughts About The DJI Mini 4

We’ve covered a lot of ground in this article. From potential release dates to exciting new features and improvements, and even estimated pricing!

Of course, all of those predictions are based on educated guesses, user wishlists, and other information sources like Reddit and Twitter. Until we get an official announcement from DJI, we won't know for sure what the Mini 4 and Mini 4 Pro will bring to the table. But hey, that's half the fun, right?

In the meantime, I encourage you to stay engaged with the drone community and keep an eye on DJI's official channels for any updates or news. As fellow drone enthusiasts, we're all eagerly awaiting more information on the Mini 4 and Mini 4 Pro, and I can't wait to see what DJI has in store for us!

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Hi, I'm Paul.
A big drone enthusiast, reviewing, comparing and writing about drones since 2015. I'm all about helping people enjoy and even monetize their hobby.

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Hi, I'm a long-time drone reviewer and I hope my articles and comparisons on this site as well as Dronesgator's youtube channel are of as much help as possible.
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