The Montblanc Summit Lite could be a more affordable smartwatch from the luxury brand
Montblanc’s Summit 2+ recently went on sale in the US through Verizon. The luxury smartwatch features a 43.5mm case with a 1.28-inch AMOLED display, and it packs in Qualcomm’s Snapdragon Wear 3100 SoC. But despite the modest specs, the Summit 2+ retails for a whopping $1170, making it one of the most expensive Wear OS smartwatches out there. Because of its exorbitant price tag, we don’t expect the Summit 2+ to be a big hit among buyers, and it seems like Montblanc realizes the same. In order to appeal to a wider audience, the German luxury goods manufacturer is now working on a slightly more affordable smartwatch called the Summit Lite.
Last month, a new smartwatch from Montblanc was certified by the FCC (via Droid-Life). But, at the time, the FCC listing had only revealed the “Summit Lite” moniker. Today, Google updated its Device Catalog on the Google Play Console with a new entry for the Montblanc Summit Lite. The entry sheds more light on the upcoming smartwatch and reveals some of its basic specifications.
As you can see in the attached screenshot, the Montblanc Summit Lite will run Google’s Wear OS (based on Android 9 Pie), and it will feature 1GB of RAM, a 390 x 390 resolution display, and Qualcomm’s APQ8009 processor. However, it isn’t clear whether the smartwatch will include the Snapdragon Wear 2100 or 3100 SoC. Furthermore, the “system features” list confirms that the smartwatch will include GPS and NFC, along with a heart rate monitor, step counter, and microphone.
The image of the Montblanc Summit Lite included in the Google Play Console entry showcases the smartwatch with a black metal case and a circular display. It has two buttons on the right edge and a rotating crown between the buttons. While its design is similar to the Summit 2+, the watch looks to have a rubber strap instead of a premium leather strap. As of now, we have no confirmation from Montblanc regarding the Summit Lite. But since the smartwatch has already made its way to Google’s Device Catalog, it shouldn’t be long before the company makes an official announcement.