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The Montblanc Summit Lite promises to be an underwhelming and expensive smartwatch

The Montblanc Summit Lite will feature one of Qualcomm's outdated Snapdragon Wear processors. (Image source: XDA Developers)
The Montblanc Summit Lite will feature one of Qualcomm's outdated Snapdragon Wear processors. (Image source: XDA Developers)
The Montblanc Summit Lite will be mighty expensive, going off the US$1,000 asking price of the Summit 2. However, the Google Play Console has confirmed that Montblanc will sell the smartwatch with either a Snapdragon Wear 2100 or a Wear 3100 chipset, which are now over four years old.

The Montblanc Summit 2 is one of the finest and most expensive smartwatches based on Wear OS, for which the German company charges nearly US$1,000. Then there is the Summit 2+, which retails for even more in the UK. It seems that Montblanc plans to release a Lite version of the Summit 2 and 2+, although it is yet to confirm that is the case.

However, a Google Play Console entry has confirmed as much. According to the entry, the Summit Lite will have 1 GB of RAM, a 390 x 390-pixel display with a pixel density of 320 PPI, a crown and two buttons. The Google Play Console refers to the smartwatch having a quad-core ARM Cortex-A7 processor too, which rules out the Snapdragon Wear 4100 or Wear 4100+ platforms. Only the Wear 2100, Wear 2500 and Wear 3100 have four Cortex-A7 cores, which means that Montblanc plans to release a smartwatch in 2020 or 2021 with a processor from early 2016.

The Summit Lite will also have a heart rate monitor, GPS, NFC and a microphone - presumably for Google Assistant. The smartwatch has what appears to be a silicone strap too that Montblanc has adorned with gaudy branding. It is unclear how much the Summit Lite will cost or when Montblanc plans to release it, but the appearance of the device on the Google Play Console indicates that it should arrive within the next month or so.

(Image source: Google Play Console via XDA Developers)
(Image source: Google Play Console via XDA Developers)

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Google Play Console via 9to5Google & XDA Developers

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Alex Alderson, 2020-11-17 (Update: 2020-11-17)
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