DJI Reveals Why Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 Is Out Of Stock, What To Expect Next
Two weeks ago, we reported that the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 on DJI’s official online store is out of stock. Around that time, an invitation for the “Because Life Is Big” event was announced which led to reports speculate that the company might release a replacement for the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 might be on the way. Well, it was rumored to be replaced by the Phantom 5 drone.
However, two weeks later and after the recent “Because Life Is Big” event, there was no new drone. Instead, what we got was the DJI Osmo Pocket.
As for the out of stock issue? Well, it still hasn’t yet been solved. But fortunately, DroneDJ contacted DJI to ask the reason behind it. This is what DJI’s Adam Lisberg said in an email:
“We have a shortage of parts from a supplier, which leaves us unable to manufacture more Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 drones until further notice. We are sorry for the inconvenience this may cause our customers, and we would urge them to look at drones in the Mavic series as an alternative in the meantime.”
So, Where Can You Buy The Phantom 4 Pro?
For those who aren’t interested in buying a drone of the Mavic series as an alternative as advised by Lisberg, you can still buy the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 from other retailers. These retailers are:
- B&H Photo
So, What Can We Expect Next From DJI?
As already mentioned, on DJI’s recent event, there was no Phantom 5 which was highly expected to be presented at the event. Instead, what we got was the Osmo Pocket handheld camera.
So, what product(s) can we expect next from DJI excluding the Phantom 5 drone? Well, there is one “possible” product – a dedicated racing drone.
According to a report from Newsledge back in February, DJI has been pushing its FPV Goggles and that the release of the “racing edition” points towards the company doing more than selling drone racing parts. With this, there’s a possibility that the company could release a dedicated DJI racing drone. In fact, this is one market that the company lacks a defined presence.
As for the one Phantom 5 drone, according to DroneDJ, it won’t be released this year. Instead, it may be released at early 2019 the earliest.
What do you think DJI will release next? Tell us in the comment section below.