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31 August 2019

Phonegate Alert: [Press release] Nokia smartphone SAR: general deception suspected

After XIAOMI, a new complaint was filed in France at the Lyon Public Prosecutor's Office on 11 June 2019 against HMD GLOBAL OY (NOKIA) by the association ALERTE PHONEGATE and a new collective action launched in the context of the Phonegate case.  The owners and users of  NOKIA mobile phone models: 1 / 2.1 / 3 / 3.1 / 5 / 5.1 / 6.1 will be able to assert their rights by joining the class action launched against HMD GLOBAL OY on the platform V pour Verdict (text in French).

[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).

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