Update July 2017 As of now we still haven’t been able to figure out a release date for the DJI Phantom 5, but bookmark this page and come back and hopefully we’ll have more information soon!
Original DJI Phantom 5 Rumors Article, January 2017
The DJI Phantom 5 has a complete turmoil of rumors and supposed leaks, but is any of it true? We scoured the internet to find all of the rumors, leaks, and allegations that are surrounding the drone that has everybody at the edge of their seats.
The Supposed Release Date and the Price Range
One of the more popular rumors is when the release date is. Some say that it will be in April, while others are thinking it’s going to be much closer to the holidays. However, we’ve seen a lot more people claiming it’ll be around April 15th of this year rather than closer to the end.
Unfortunately, the only rumored price that we could find was in Indian Rupees, which totaled to 1,50,000 INR, or $2244.03 is USD. With all of the rumors circling about how incredible the Phantom 5 is actually going to be, it’s pretty consistent with the rumors of the price being high. However, this is all we know for now on the price range.
We found that people were wondering about the battery and what type it would be, so we looked into that, too. It’s rumored that it may be a 1.2 LiPo, but we’ve also seen rumors that have claimed the battery will be something never seen before. A breakthrough in LiPo, if you will.
It’s also rumored that, while the Phantom 5 will have an overall charge life of over 30 minutes, which sets the bar for the longest flight time if it’s true, it will have a much longer charge time than the Phantom 4 did. It takes approximately 1 hour to charge the Phantom 4, so we can only imagine how long the 5 will take, especially if the battery is something that has never been seen before in a quad.
We may even be getting a new type of charger, as well. There isn’t a lot of information or rumors around this, but a lot of claims are being made about a new type of DJI charger that will be revealed with the Phantom 5.
DJI is known for having spectacular cameras onboard, so we were curious to see if there were any rumors about the 5’s, and we found quite a bit of speculation and supposed leaks on it.
Some people are saying that it will include a new type of gimbal that will trump any other on the market. More specifically, it will be a new type of 360-degree gimbal that will be able to take crystal clear photos and videos, even when it’s going at high speeds of up to 50mph.
Although, not everyone agrees. Some have speculated that the camera has not changed at all, saying that there is no need for improvement because the previous cameras are already at 4K, so why keep going?
For those who are claiming there will be a new camera, it is rumored to have a 20MP lens, 4K resolution at 30fps, slow motion in 240fps, and full 1080p HD quality. While this may seem very far-fetched to some, others are sure this isn’t just a rumor, but we’ll have to wait to find out.
The Flight Time
Like we said earlier, the Phantom 5 has been rumored to have a flight time that is up to 30 minutes long on a single charge, but some are saying it can even go up to 33 minutes. Others are claiming that it could even be 40 minutes on a single charge, which makes sense if the rumors of a never before seen battery are actually true.
Others are also saying that when the Phantom 5 is in Sports Mode you can get more than the average 30-minute claim, which doesn’t seem all that true considering Sports Mode usually drains the battery faster. However, these are all rumors, so there isn’t anything too solid yet.
Where the transmitter is concerned, a lot of people have speculated that it will have improvements to the live HD stream, the same smart device capabilities and that it will be well improved from the Phantom 4’s transmitter. The transmitter range is supposedly improved, however, reaching a range of up to 5 miles away.
The Flight Mode switch, the P button, will hold all of the settings, features, and will allow the 5 to reach up to a speed of approximately 22mph. The Sports Mode switch, the S button, will allow for higher speeds without draining the battery too quickly, The Altitude Mode switch, the A button, will have similar functions when compared to the 4’s transmitter, but it will also better maintain proper altitude and the overall function of manual controls.
Here is where the most rumors circled the Phantom 5. We dug until we found each and every rumor on the features possible, and if at least half of them are true, this is going to be one seriously impressive, state of the art drone.
For starters, the anti-collision feature is now the new 360 Obstacle Sensing System, which blows all other systems like it completely out of the water. It has obstacle sensors on all sides so a collision will not be likely to occur, with the artificial intelligence system being supposedly improved by leaps and bounds. We may even see anti-collision lights on the drone, as well.
We may also have newer flight modes that are going to be paired with older ones, too. For example, Auto Takeoff and Auto Return, similar to Return to Home, may be coming into play here. We may also see GPS, which has supposedly improved drastically, reliant features, such as TapFly, ActiveTracking, and features that do not need GPS while in Sports Mode. In fact, Sports Mode is rumored to have replaced Flight Mode completely for the purpose of providing 10 additional minutes to flight time, but we can’t be too sure yet.
We were also quite interested to find that a rumor circulating claimed that there will even be a FPV racing kit installed and that it will be more efficient and advanced when compared to any other drone on the market.
It’s pretty obvious that the Phantom 5 is going to be a quadcopter, but what’s interesting is that rumors are claiming it currently looks somewhat like the 4, but that it will have a completely different exterior design and overall look when it’s released. Kind of confusing, we know, but we’re including it anyway.
The possible dimensions could be something like 16”x8.6”x12.6”, with a weight of approximately 8.5lbs. It’s also rumored that the overall speed could get all the way up to 55mph, that glossy black and white are to be the color options, and that the motors will be in more of a raised position.
It’s rumored to be able to ascent at 6 meters per 20 feet in the air, which is definitely pretty quick. There may be 2 readable IMU statuses, SD cards and Micro USB slots located in the center of the drone to the left of each chassis, braking at high speeds is going to be possible, and that the additional gimbals will allow a 360-degree turn.
Other Random Rumors and Leaks
While these are only rumors, for the time being, it would definitely be cool if the majority of them proved to be true.
DJI Phantom 5 Rumors and Leaks
All avid drone users are excited for what the DJI Phantom 5 may bring us, and while there are a lot of rumors and leaks that probably aren’t going to be true in the end, the road to it finally being released is near its end.