Samsung has unveiled its flagship handset for 2009, with the launch of the Samsung Tocco Ultra Edition and Pocket-lint has managed to get its hands on one of the very few pre-production samples in the UK.

The new handset announced on Monday will feature a full touchscreen with the "everyday familiarity and convenience" of a 3 x 4 keypad according to Samsung.

The phone offers a 2.8-inch, high contrast, AMOLED full touchscreen with haptic touch technology, an 8-megapixel camera with dual LED flash in a slim 12.7mm body.

There's also GPS navigation, geo-tagging, 30fps, VGA video recording, music player and up to HSDPA 7.2 Mbps, for high speed internet access.