Samsung inadvertently posts SAR rating for the S6 Edge: radiation levels lower than any other flagship
The SAR phone rating stands for Specific Absorption Rate, as it relates to the radiation exposure levels of electronic devices. It’s an important measurement for human health and that’s why all phones undergo careful evaluation of their SAR by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) in the United States. The legal limit for a device to pass testing is 1.6 watts per kilogram (W/kg), averaged over one gram of tissue - for example the iPhone 6's rating is .01 below the legal 1.6 W/kg limit, so still within the norm.
Wondering about the Galaxy S6 Edge SAR rating? We bet you haven't started, but after the leaked manuals today, Samsung's website was populated, perhaps inadvertently still, with the SAR of two S6 Edge models slated for Europe - SM-G925F and SM-G925FQ. It turns out that Samsung's upcoming flagship will have a very low 0.306 W/Kg Head SAR, which is lower than the radiation ratings for current flagships on the market, including the S5, and that could only make us happy. Another thing to be giddy about is that the influx of leaks, schematics, renders and user manuals indicates that the announcement is fast approaching, and we will indeed see two versions of the S6 announced, one with a flexible display to boot.