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DJI finally introduces a drone remote controller with built in display

10 January 2019 3

DJI’s drones are very popular among civilian drone enthusiasts. The users though always complained that they have to use their smartphones as a display in the remote controller. Looks like DJI has heard that feedback and finally introduced a Smart remote controller for its Drones at the ongoing CES 2019.

This remote controller would be compatible with the latest Mavic 2 Zoom and Mavic 2 Pro drones which use DJI’s OcuSync 2.0 video transmission system. The controller comes in with a built-in ultra-bright 5.5” display with a full HD resolution and displays the live view of what the drone sees.

DJI says that the screen is optimized for direct sunlight usage thanks to its output of 1000 cd/m2. This output is almost the double of what we get on standard smartphone displays. The display is powered by Android OS which is capable of running not only DJI GO 4 and DJI Pilot but also third-party apps, including editing software.

Notably, the SkyTalk feature in DJI GO 4 lets users live-stream their drone’s view to popular social media platforms like Facebook or Instagram. While the DJI Go Share app lets pilots transfer the images and video from the controller to phones or tablets.


The Smart Remote Controller from DJI comes with a built-in 5000 mAh battery offering up to 2.5 hours of backup and can operate in temperatures ranging from -4° to 104° Fahrenheit. The controller is available for sale already at a retail price of $649 and will be available as a bundle with the compatible drones starting today.


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