The DJI Phantom are the well known drones that have shaped the history of the Chinese manufacturer. However, this line has not been updated for a long time. DJI , in fact, focused on the development of other drones including the Mavic Air or the Mavic 2 . Some recent rumors even claimed that the manufacturer intended to delete the Phantom line of drones.
In addition, Romeo Durscher, Director of Public Safety Integration at DJI, stated during a Podcast that with the exception of the Phantom 4 Pro RTK , the Phantom drones had come to an end. A statement that had alarmed the fans of the brand that had further feedback from the retailers who had eliminated the Phantom 4 from the price lists indicating them as “out of production”. Furthermore, several reports stated that the Phantom 5 development plans had been canceled. However, DJI hastened to deny these rumors by stating that the Phantom line of drones will not die.
The manufacturer has stated that due to a supply problem some components are no longer able to build Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 drones. The company also apologized for the inconvenience suffered by its customers and advised to pay attention to Mavic Air or Mavic 2.
However, this is the same explanation that DJI has been giving for about 5 months, that is, since the Phantom 4 Pro V2.0 came out of retailer lists.
On the Phantom 5, DJI has made it known that it has not canceled any project since there would not be any in development.
These are somewhat vague statements. On the Phantom 5 there had been several spy photos and this suggests that there had been some project even if DJI states that it was a project for a single customer.
With the Mavic Air and Mavic 2 that sell like bread and the market that focuses on folding drones , the death of the Phantom series would not be so strange even though these models made the history of DJI and perhaps for the manufacturer it would still be a good to keep them alive.