Two notable leakers on Twitter have shared the first images of the DJI Goggles 2, which were obtained from the FCC database last week. There is also a rumor that Avata is moving forward in the production cycle ahead of its rumored launch.
Pictures shared by @DealsDrone and @OstaLV on Twitter suggest that the upcoming DJI Goggles 2 may be released alongside DJI’s first cinewhoop drone, the Avata. The release date for the Avata is currently unknown.
The images confirm what we had already seen in renders that were leaked in recent months. The new headset is smaller, with only two antennas instead of the current four. And when we say small, we mean it. For example, one image compares the size of the new goggles to the size of a bottle of water.
The new DJI Goggles 2 will be more compact than the current FPV goggles, covering only the top of the nose instead of extending down nearly to the ears. This raises the question: are these goggles meant for a different kind of flying?
Some notable changes have been made to the design. Goggles 2 will have two cooling vents on the lower section. According to the photo, the antennas are removable, and the color will be predominantly gray. In addition to that, it incorporates a lot of design cues from the current generation of FPV goggles.
DJI Goggles V2， new leaks pic.twitter.com/m4vpEVCDzC— 航拍世家 打手 (@DealsDrone) August 3, 2022
DJI Avata is being sent to key opinion leaders for assessment
OstaLV provided additional information after sharing images of the Goggles 2, specifically regarding the drone it is anticipated to be released with, the Avata. OstaLV reports that the Avata is currently with Key Opinion Leaders (KOLs) for feedback. KOLs assess the product before it goes into production to ensure that DJI is producing a product that consumers will want to purchase.
While there were some rumors last week about the current status of Avata, we wanted to provide a update. DealsDrone tweeted that Avata would be delayed due to a change in production location; however, the Avata and Goggles 2 were found in the FCC database, which generally indicates that release is soon.
It is understandable that DJI will not want to confirm any leaks and will instead wait to release new drones to the public at an undisclosed date. Let us hope that this happens sooner rather than later.