May 25th – the unveiling of Xiaomi’s first ever drone


May 25th is the day that Xiaomi’s first ever drone will be unveiled for all to see.

We’ve boosted the exposure a little bit on the image above, and you can see what look like propellers in the background. In fact, the drone bears a remarkable similarity to Chinese manufacturer Yuneec’s Typhoon H, with what appears to be the same underslung spherical camera. Could this be a collaboration between the two companies? Xiaomi did announce an “ecosystem” of approved partners earlier this year.


The poster does at least confirm that a drone is coming. We’ve seen a number of leaks prior to this, including a Xiaomi app for 4K video recording on a drone, and a patent showing a quadcopter being controlled with a connected wristband like the company’s Mi Band fitness tracker. A quick Google translate of the poster suggests that the drone’s unveiling will be live-streamed on Xiaomi’s website on May 25th. Look out for more info then.