updated 11:20 pm EDT, Wed March 25, 2009
An image leak confirms rumors that Samsung has been working on a successor to the Alias handset. The updated device, known as the Alias2, provides a similar dual-hinge design to the earlier model but with several changes. The keypad features dynamic keys that show numbers when the handset is used in portrait mode, but switch to QWERTY letters when the phone is opened in the landscape orientation.
External controls can be used to adjust the volume, mute the ringer, pause and rewind music, or switch between songs. A microSD slot is also available for memory expansion.
Detailed specs and launch information have yet to be announced, although the company could provide more information at the upcoming CTIA conference. [via phoneArena.com]