Tencent, the Chinese tech giant that owns League of Legends, Supercell Games and WeChat, the most popular messaging app in China, announced on Friday that it will release a consumer quadcopter by the end of October.
<br /><div></div> <p>The Ying drone will cost $300 and offer the option to capture 4K video with the onboard storage or livestream it through a WeChat conversation in 720p resolution. It's tiny, weighing less than a pound and able to fit easily in a backpack. Tencent reportedly teamed up with Qualcomm and Chinese drone manufacturer Zerotech to produce the Ying.</p> <p>One can't help but notice the design similarities between the Ying and DJI's recently-released <a href="https://www.engadget.com/2016/09/27/in-the-sky-with-the-dji-mavic-pro/" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">Mavic Pro quadcopter</a>. Of course, DJI's new offering costs more than three times as much, so there likely won't be a whole lot of market overlap between the models. There's no word on whether the Ying will make it stateside.</p> <p><strong>Via: </strong><a href="http://www.recode.net/2016/10/14/13285604/wechat-drone-tencent-social-media-video" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">ReCode</a></p> <p><strong>Source: </strong><a href="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCHDgDoLzAw" rel="noreferrer" target="_blank">LMNTech (YouTube)</a></p><a href="https://www.engadget.com/2016/10/14/tencent-to-debut-live-streaming-wechat-drone-at-end-of-month/" />Original Article</a>