Samsung has announced the launch of a new handset in the US called the Samsung Highlight, that will be available exclusively on T-Mobile earlier in the month and we've managed to grab one for a hands-on photo gallery.

Like the company's recently announced myTouch 3G handset, the new Samsung model will opt for a full touchscreen (1.61 x 2.64 inches, 240 x 400 pixels, 262k TFT) interface over a QWERTY keyboard or heavy button focus.

Running Samsung's TouchWhiz UI, the phone will offer 3G connectivity, GPS and a 3-megapixel camera with video capture.

Coming in a choice of two colours, orange or blue, the orange is really bright when you're up close and personal.

Lacking Wi-Fi, it will offer the standard array of music player, stereo Bluetooth, and a microSD slot for up to 16GB of removable memory.