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

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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Galaxy S6
  • Display 5.1" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 2100 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB
  • Battery 2550 mAh(23h 3G talk time)

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14 Comments

1. frankg

Posts: 172; Member since: May 14, 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!

2. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

6. TyrionLannister unregistered

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

8. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 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???

10. simpleas

Posts: 196; Member since: Apr 30, 2014

His point still stands.

11. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 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.

4. xondk

Posts: 1904; Member since: Mar 25, 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.

3. drunkenjay

Posts: 1574; Member since: Feb 11, 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

9. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

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

12. FlyingDutch

Posts: 97; Member since: Jan 30, 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.

5. Zomer

Posts: 360; Member since: May 31, 2013

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

7. wando77

Posts: 1166; Member since: Aug 23, 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

13. V1nC3

Posts: 109; Member since: Jan 23, 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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