Speculation has been rife about Autel Robotics bringing out a sub-250-gram drone to compete with the ever-popular DJI Mini 2 for a while now. But today, a leak on Chinese social media seems to confirm that the Autel Nano drone is indeed under development and may even feature three-way obstacle avoidance.
Autel hasn’t really ventured into the hobby drone market before. Instead, we have seen the company target the prosumer space with its heavily disputed X-Star drone series as well as the EVO I and the EVO II drones. So, this mini drone is going to be a big pivot for the drone manufacturer.
The leaked image tells us that Autel Nano could come in four colors: the company’s signature orange tint, light gray, dark gray, and a fiery shade of red. The remote controller bears resemblance to the ones that come with Parrot Anafi or Skydio 2.
And though this photo doesn’t tell us anything about the drone’s specifications, Jasper Ellens, who first shared the…