Microsoft has announced a Smart Exchange offer for existing Asha consumers in India that enables them to upgrade to a brand new Lumia 435, and experience the latest and always upgradeable Windows Phone operating system.

The Smart Exchange offer is valid until April 15, 2015 or till stocks last across the country. The deal gives existing consumers of Asha 500, Asha 501, Asha 502, and Asha 503 an assured discount ₹1,500 and an assured discount of ₹1,000 for Asha 305, Asha 306, Asha 308, Asha 309, Asha 310, and Asha 311 owners.

This discount is applicable on the MRP of Lumia 435, which is ₹5,999. Along with that, all Lumia 435 owners will also get ₹1,250 cashback on recharges through the Paytm app (₹250 per transaction).

Announced last month, the dual SIM Lumia 435 is the most affordable Lumia as yet and runs Lumia Denim and Windows Phone 8.1.1 out of the box.

Lumia 435 Specifications

  • Operating System: Windows Phone 8.1.1 with Lumia Denim
  • Size: 118.1 mm x 64.7 mm x 11.7 mm
  • Weight: 134.1 g
  • Display: 4" WVGA (800 x 480) LCD | Pixel density: 233 ppi
  • Mass memory: 8 GB; expandable up to 128 GB via microSD
  • RAM: 1 GB
  • Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 1.2GHz dual-core processor
  • Battery: 1560 mAh
  • Primary camera: 2.0 MP Fixed focus
  • Front-facing camera: VGA 0.3 MP

Check out Richard's review of the Lumia 435 on Windows Central to know more about the phone. If you are a Nokia Asha user, this is a great offer to move finally to a full-featured smartphone, or convince your friends and folks to join in the Windows family without spending too much.