Montblanc makes some of the most expensive and premium options around as far as Wear OS watches go. A slightly more affordable Montblanc Summit Lite could be introduced by the luxury brand in the not-too-distant future, though.
There are very few and far between high-end Wear OS watches, which is why the luxury Montblanc Summit 2+ could garner some ridicule when it packs in what are now somewhat outdated internals for its $1,170 asking price. Last month, however this upcoming watch was approved by the FCC, but with little additional note information.
lSince then, Google has added the Montblanc Summit Lite to the Device Catalog, offering us some tidbits as spotted by XDA-developers about the latest Wear OS smartwatch from the luxury brand. The wearable looks set to come with 1GB of RAM, is preloaded with Wear OS, and will have a round display with a resolution of 390 by 390 pixel.
The potential chipset is one sore point, as a “4x ARM Cortez-A7” CPU clocked at 1,300Mhz is listed in the Play Console. This is clearly not the new Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 4100 chipset, as XDA speculates it is likely to be the Wear 3100 or (god forbid) even the Wear 2100.
GPS, NFC, heart rate monitoring, a step counter, plus a microphone are the typical list of suspects here. Thanks to the Play Console listing, we do have a glimpse of what the Montblanc Summit Lite could look like and it follows the classic playbook style of the German brand. There’s a huge crown button on the side that looks like it’s going to rotate.
The strap seems to be very matt, suggesting that it might not be made of leather. To help lower costs, it may simply be silicone or another rubberized material. Given that Montblanc did not officially announce the Summit Lite, this listing means that a launch is happening very soon.
Now while we say that this is likely to be a “affordable” Montblanc wearable, we would still say that you are expected to cough up some serious cash as a luxury brand to get hold of it when it goes on sale, hopefully sometime soon.