Meet DOBBY, the selfie drone backed by Tencent

ZEROTECH, a professional drone maker and Chinese internet giant Tencent on Wednesday launched the pocket-sized DOBBY drone at the 2016 Big Data Industry Summit in Guiyang.

Designed for selfie fans, the foldable drone is only 135mmx67mmx36.8mm when folded, and weighs a mere 199g with the battery. DOBBY’s 13 million-pixel camera can shoot 4K videos without the stabilized 3-axis gimbal, and 1080p Full HD video with the gimbal. The drones have face track and target-follow capabilities, and by pushing one button users can edit or share a selfie.

DOBBY does not work with a separate controller, but with a smartphone app. Voice control and motion control are made possible with a Snapdragon processor and SMART Turnkey Solution. Its battery allows the drone to fly for nine minutes and can be charged by a power bank.

Priced at RMB 1,899 (USD 290), pre-sale of the DOBBY drone will be available on Taobao next Tuesday. It will be distributed to retailers in late June.

ZEROTECH is well-known in China as a leading maker of professional drones. After introducing Zano, ONAGOfly, HoverCamera, and others, the company now is setting its sights the on the mini selfie drone market, a path so far untrodden by the current drone market leader, the Shenzhen-based DJI.

(Top photo from Baidu Images)

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