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Samsung inadvertently posts SAR rating for the S6 Edge: radiation levels lower than any other flagship

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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.

Samsung inadvertently posts SAR rating for the S6 Edge: radiation levels lower than any other flagship

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posted on 09 Feb 2015, 08:55 7

1. frankg (Posts: 152; Member since: 14 May 2014)


This means I can have the phone in my front pocket, the whole day, without having to fear I will be infertile/childless, YEAY!

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 09:13

2. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


I packed a 1.2 watt moto phone off my belt holster for a long time back in analog days, only had to have the extra growth cut off once.

People used to use three watt bag phones on table beside them if not on lap.
Fear, it'll get you accordingly.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 09:35 3

6. TyrionLannister (unregistered)


You surviving in s**t doesn't mean that a better condition is not welcome.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 10:19 1

8. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


We live in a EM bubble..

Do you think that 150000 watt radio station on edge of town is only focusing or beam shaping a signal to your car antennas???

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 10:47 2

10. simpleas (Posts: 196; Member since: 30 Apr 2014)


His point still stands.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 11:49 1

11. AfterShock (Posts: 3698; Member since: 02 Nov 2012)


Moot point.
The over abundance of wireless devices negates any benefit given here, a small reduction is never going to be felt in the ocean of waves.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 09:21

4. xondk (Posts: 1234; Member since: 25 Mar 2014)


To be fair to phones in general, it is a general bad habit to have them in pants pockets, I know way too many people who have caused phone breakage like that.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 09:18 13

3. drunkenjay (Posts: 860; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


And people will still say samsung is shi*t.

Come in here guys. Rage at samsung over stupid stuff again. I will be waiting

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 10:30

9. PapaSmurf (Posts: 10439; Member since: 14 May 2012)


Me too. Love to hear what the Samsung haters have to say. :)

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 13:38

12. FlyingDutch (banned) (Posts: 97; Member since: 30 Jan 2015)


Samsung IS sh*t.

Stupid stuff? What do you think about this?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/05/14/samsung-apologizes-to-cancer-stricken-chip-workers_n_5321059.html

The families of the victims have been struggling for DECADES, all they got is an empty apology, and Sammy is still refusing any kind of compensation after that.

And there are FAR more victims than Sammy was forced to admit.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 09:24 1

5. Zomer (Posts: 262; Member since: 31 May 2013)


Please no more shocking new, these leaks are amazing! The s**t value for this information is very high.

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 10:04 10

7. wando77 (Posts: 813; Member since: 23 Aug 2012)


Holding a high SAR rated iphone to the head of an apple fan won't do much damage anyway..... They're all brain dead ;-p

posted on 09 Feb 2015, 14:39

13. V1nC3 (Posts: 106; Member since: 23 Jan 2014)


What's this picture ?
The new SG S(harp)6 edge ? mouarf... New handset that is handleable...with safety gloves.

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