Starting with December 28, a new drone APP, named FIMI NAVI MINI, is available on the Goggle play store. This application was the first clue that predicts a new Xiaomi drone is coming in 2021. Shortly, new rumours appeared about the upcoming FiMI Mini drone, including a photo of it. According to the leaked specs, its design looks very similar to the DJI 2 MINI drone. Even its weight is comparable to this. In most countries, only drones under 250 grams are allowed to be used without registration.
I immediately contacted FIMI regarding the possibility of reviewing their new 4K MINI drone. They answered quickly and said that the first test units will be available in a few months.
The rumours say that the FIMI MINI comes equipped with a gimbal-stabilized 4K@30fps camera based on a 1/2.3″ image sensor. Like its bigger brother, it will feature Active Tracking and lots of other intelligent flight modes. The expected battery life is between 30 and 35 minutes.
Price and availability
After 4 months from the first rumour, the FIMI MINI is available for preorders from Banggood. Starting price for the ‘Standard’ edition is $449. To be honest for what does it offer is pretty expensive. DJI’s Mini 2 has much better flight characteristic and lots more smart features for almost the same price.
Update: Most of the leaks about the FIMI MINI proved to be true. It will have two colour options (orange and white) and two weight classes. The Standard edition weighs 258 grams and the Pro version 245 grams. The FIMI MINI Pro is not just lighter but it also has better battery life. The performance difference comes from the battery type is used. Its onboard HDR camera is capable to record 4K@30fps videos with up to 100Mbps. The excellent battery life (30 minutes) is paired with up to 8KM transmission range. In Search and Rescue (SAR) mode you are able to make 3x digital zoom.
Xiaomi FIMI Mini features and specs
- DJI Mavic Mini like the design;
- Pro and Standard editions (242g and 258g)
- Type C USB charging;
- Level 5 wind resistance;
- 4K@30fps HDR camera with 3-axis gimbal;
- 1/2.6″ image sensor;
- Up to 100Mbps video bit-rate;
- ActiveTrack and other intelligent flight modes;
- Time-lapse and Panorama modes;
- 30/31 minutes of flight time (Standard/Pro);
- TDMA image transmission with up to 8KM range.
Note: this article will be updated soon as new details are revealed about this upcoming Xiaomi FIMI drone.
Last updated on April 1st.
Wait for the ‘Pro’, coming out June 21, and it’s sub 250grams
I have seen a couple of test videos. The horizon was tilted, and the drone could not hold position while hovering. I think I will say skip to this Fimi Mini.
Does anyone else here have Compass Calibration issues? I received the FIMI X8 MINI two days ago, and I didn’t manage to have a decent flight with it… So disappointing!
My FIMI X8 MINI just crashed apparently for no reason. No wind, obstacles, and battery was 60%. Flight log shows gyroscope error…
Is it normal that my FIMI Mini controller starts beeping shortly after being turned on?
New to drones… Is there any way to unlock the altitude limit on Fimi X8Mini?
Just read that it is possible to control the Fimi Mini directly from your phone over WiFi. There is a tiny switch on the back that allows toggling between RC and Phone modes.
Please help. What is a good phone for the Fimi Navi app? Got, the Fimi X8 Mini and cant download the app :(
My FIMI MINI drone is already on its way from China, I can’t wait to get it!
Please, I would like to know if it has active track mode.
Yes, it has!
I think Pro edition under 250g will never be released :(
The pro edition is only the battery. The drone is exactly the same. Just a FYI…
first real image of FIMI X8 MINI: https://scontent.fclj2-1.fna.fbcdn.net/v/t1.6435-9/168007677_3908335555947336_5100141461507152539_n.jpg?_nc_cat=110&ccb=1-3&_nc_sid=b9115d&_nc_ohc=MJZ1x5T_ZpYAX8bxjS3&_nc_ht=scontent.fclj2-1.fna&oh=ae43db578c5b55a33ab4812844f54076&oe=6094FBD5
thanks for sharing! It looks great! Any flight review?
There have been no drones shipped or sold anywhere yet! Fimi employees do the only reviews…
WTF, all the Fimi MINIs are sold out?
What is the warranty period of the FIMI MINI, 6 or 12 months?
All the FIMI MINI reviews and sample videos on YouTube are fakes!!! Xiaomi states that the X8 MINI mini will be officially released after April 15th!
Any collision avoidance in this drone?
Unfortunately, the FIMI X8 MINI does not have such a feature.
Can be purchased also in orange colour?
The Fimi Mini is the X8 SE in a smaller and lighter fuselage. Specs are about the same. Price as well.
The first 500 preorders are offered for $319. Check here: https://bit.ly/31B3Vte
for the promotional price you need to use ‘BGX8MINI’ discount code!
:)) Preorder price is US$449.00. Good luck FiMI!!!
By guessing the real price. you can win 10% and 20% discount codes on FIMI’s official AliExpress store.
We need a lot more information before we can buy. I read that the first batch of review units was already sent out. Personally, I will wait for the first test videos before order them.
Curious to see some reviews…
Yes, hopefully till the end of next week, we’ll see real footage of the Fimi Mini flying
You can buy a standard FIMI MINI and later use it with a PRO battery???
I hope so!
I don’t understand the X8 Mini in the ‘Standard’ version. The selling point of these mini drones is to keep the weight under 250grams.
Pro battery version is expected to come out only after June…
BG stats that ‘The batteries of the Pro version won’t be compatible with Standard editon’
On the leaked photos, it looks like that the standard battery supplied currently with the X8 Mini. There is a USB Type-C port on the battery pack.
Any discount code? The pre-sale price is too high…
My advice is not to buy the Fimi Mini on preorder. Always better to wait and see some reviews before buying a hobby-grade drone.
Also, the $399 price point is way too high. It will drops to ~300$ in a few weeks.
I have a FIMI x8 but I can’t wait for the FIMI MINI to be released
$499 at BG???
I expect $319 for FIMI MINI Pro and $309 for FIMI MINI Standard. Above this price, they will sell only for Xiaomi fans…
I just read that the Fimi Mini launch on 6th April!
I wrote this email to FIMI:
I have been using your FIMI X8 SE and FIMI A3 already for two years. I translated FIMI A3 display texts to Czech language and I created my own web site for FIMI drones http://pcdesign.cz/drony/
Now, I am expecting your information about your new mini drone and I am ready to order it immediately. And I am ready to translate all texts in APP to Czech language if I get original English texts.
And I received this answer:
Thanks for your email.
pls keep stunned. It will be updated at the Aliexpress official store in April.
I also want to test and review this drone
Prawdopodobnie ma się pojawić na początku kwietnia . Ale ile jest w tym prawdy ?
It is likely to be released in early April. But how much truth is there?
When is the FIMI Navi Mini finally coming out?
Any new on it?
In the comments, they wrote that pre-orders are already being accepted. Tell me where? Can’t find this information anywhere
Any news on the Fimi mini? A couple of Xiaomi dealers taking in pre-orders and saying it will be sent out on March
Thank you for your information. Which Xiaomi dealers are taking pre-orders? I would like to pre-order, too.
I checked again, and it was removed :(
Coming “in a few months” in China translates to: “you may actually be able to fly it sometime in 2022”
FIMI or any other seller offering pre-orders on the Mini 4k?
Nadie a comentado sobre su forma de trasmicion
No one has commented on its mode of transmission
Anyone else heard rumors of a new fimi mini? Or it is just a fake news
To be honest I’m not very satisfied with the design of the x8 mini… Not attractive to me… I would expect something more innovative…
Hi, actually I don’t understand one thing how do you guys flying with Xiaomi drones?? I have changed my Samsung phone and to get new app for new phone no chance from Google play ???So then i am hanging in the air right now. Any help?? Thanks
Xiaomi needs to price the FIMI MINI Fly More Combo for less than $300 with 3 batteries and case if they truly want to compete with DJI in the sub 250g market segment.
Hell yeah! Actually, they should just give it away! They’ll make plenty of profit like that!
Como puedes hablar de precio, si todavía no tienes prestaciones??
Quizás pueda estar por encima del mini 2
How can you talk about price, if you still don’t have benefits?
Maybe it can be above the mini 2
I believe that the Fimi Mini will be released in March or at latest in April
what is that “laser focusing” system?
The rumored specs are not 100% clear yet, maybe it is about a laser obstacle avoidance system…
There will be no obstacle avoidance on this drone.
That appears to be a 2-axis gimbal, not a 3-axis one!
Looks like the x8 gimble and that is a 3 axis.
This photo is fake, it’s just a mock-up from photoshop
Why you say, that is fake?? There are more photos of FIMI MINI. The FIMI NAVI MINI application is also real.