Many consumer don’t know about Tencent but use their offerings. Tencent is a Chinese tech giant. It owns League of Legends, Supercell Games, and WeChat. WeChat is the most popular messaging app in China. Now Tencent has declared that they are entering the drone market. They announced on Friday that their drone will be available in the market by the end of October.
$300 drone capable of capturing 4K video
The drone named The Ying will cost around $300 and offers to capture 4K video. It will contain built-in storage and will be capable of Livestream through a WeChat conversation in 720p resolution. Also, it is reported to be light and tiny, and will easily fit in a backpack and weighs less than a pound. Tencent collaborated with Chinese drone manufacturer Zerotech and chip giant Qualcomm to develop and produce the drone.
Like many other Chinese products, this drone also has design similarities with DJI’s recently-released Mavic Pro quadcopter. It’s really hard not to notice it. But the DJI costs almost 3 times more than The Ying so they will not overlap the market or become competitors. This is good news for many consumers because they can try these technologies with low cost, and recently it seems like low cost does not mean low quality. We can see some Chinese mobile devices giving tough competition to companies like Apple and Samsung with their low-cost but high-quality offerings.
It’s still not clear if The Ying will be available in the US or not but you can probably ship one online in case it’s not available.