DJI debunks rumor: Leaked ‘Phantom 5’ was just a custom-built Phantom 4 Pro


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Last week, some ‘leaked’ photos and hand-drawn schematics were published online that purported to show an upcoming drone from DJI: a Phantom 5 with interchangeable lens camera and several prime lenses. The rumor was widely reported and the photos looked real enough, but DPReview has learned that those images do not, in fact, show a Phantom 5 at all.

We spoke to DJI, who clarified on the record that the drone in the images above and below is not an unreleased DJI Phantom 5, but a specialized Phantom 4 Pro designed by DJI for an enterprise client—something that it

not at all unusual for DJI to do.

Here’s the full statement:

The Phantom 4 drone with interchangeable lenses sighted in some online publications is not a DJI product for public sale. To clarify, this was a modified Phantom 4 Pro drone designed for an enterprise client to serve specific application needs.

Of course, this doesn’t mean a Phantom 5 isn’t in the works, but that leak from a couple of weeks ago seems to a have been a hoax.

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