Samsung has confirmed that its hotly anticipated Galaxy Beam smartphone – the first ever with an in-built projector – will be released in Singapore on July 17.

British mobile phone companies are preparing deals and packages for the Android-supported handset in readiness for an imminent UK roll out.

The projector technology will allow people to direct a beam at a smooth surface to produce an image of anywhere between five and 50 inches. It is intended to make it simple for people to display photographs or presentations stored on the memory of their phones.

As well as the projector, however, the touch-screen phone also features nearly every other key piece of technology on the modern mobile phone market, including Samsung’s TouchWiz UI onboard for an easy and interactive user experience and the use of more than 50,000 dedicated applications.

The device features a 3.7 inch Super AMOLED screen, similar to that on the Samsung Wave model, only 0.4 inches bigger. This makes it ideal for viewing the photographs taken on the impressive 8-megapixel camera if you do not have a suitable projection surface at your disposal. The phone also features integrated social networking, with live updates displayed on the screen in real time.

Samsung is expected to confirm a UK release date within two weeks.