Photos: Latest mobile phones from Japan

Want a futuristic handset with jaw-dropping features that will simplify your life and make you a better person? Then you might want to move to Japan

If you think the mobile phones we have here in the UK are cutting edge, think again. Japan's mobile phones are so advanced that the entire country yawned sarcastically when the iPhone was announced.

From phones that can tell who their owner is using facial recognition, to phones that let you buy things over the counter by simply touching a sensor, the list of features available on Japanese phones is practically endless.

Check out some of this year's highlights -- including a phone you can dunk in the bath, a phone that can tell the mood of a text message and even one that uses Sony's Bravia TV technology.

First up is the Fujitsu F703i (pictured) that can impressively be submerged in 1m of water for 30 minutes. It also comes with a relax mode that makes the handset play sounds and glow with colours chosen by a colour-therapy expert. A perfect phone for anyone who likes to unwind in the bath.

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