Did DJI just release the Matrice 3D drone and a new dock, or did it just start the rumor?

DJI Matrice 3D
(Image credit: Igor Bogdanov)

The first set of DJI Matrice 3D drone rumors has been circulating so long it's hard to remember where it all started. In September known DJI leaker NGDrone shared images of a swept-back aerodynamic-looking new drone sitting in a new automated landing dock, so we expected that, too.

There were packaging images with the name 'Matrice 3D,' which seemed to establish the product name, while a look at the dock (even with some areas blurred out) made clear we were looking at a new design. There were even flying clips to be found on Twitter/X. (The dock is a platform onto which DJI drones can automatically take off from, conduct automated missions, and land back on.)

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Adam Juniper
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With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

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