Samsung’s Galaxy Beam smartphone – the brand’s first commercial model to come with an integrated projector – is to be officially launched in the UK in July.

The handset was first unveiled at the Mobile World Congress trade show back in February, and will be the first mainstream smartphone to offer projection capabilities. The handset will retail for around £385.

The phone’s projector will be an HD device capable of generating brightness of 15 lumens and pictures as big as 50 inches from a distance of as far as 2 metres. The device also features an overhead projector mode, enabling users to magnify and project media and physical objects, as captured by the camera.

A far as its credentials as a smartphone are concerned, the Beam will be just as capable as Samsung’s other smartphones. It will be powered by a 1GHz dual core processor running Android 2.3 Gingerbread and has 8GB of internal memory, which can be expanded through the use of the microSD slot.

Aesthetically, the phone will be slightly thicker than other Samsung models, due to a soft rubberised coating for an easier grip. It has a 4-inch 800 x 480 pixels Super AMOLED display and 512MB of RAM.