[Press release] Nokia smartphone SAR: general deception suspected
Equipe Phonegate, phonegatealert.org, 18 July 2019
In a few weeks, the ANFR has already pinned the brand’s third model, after the Nokia 5 and Nokia 3 in April 2019.
Deception on measurement distance to distort the actual SAR level
During our research, we revealed from the official German database published by the Bundesamt für Strahlenschutz (BFS – Federal Office for Radiation Protection) that four other models from the manufacturer HMD GLOBAL OY (Nokia 1, 2.1, 3.1, and 5.1) had been put on the market since June 2018, in violation of French and European regulations. To display low SAR levels, measurements on these four models were taken 15mm from the body (instead of 5mm).