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Galaxy Note 7 rated as lowest in electromagnetic radiation

All Headlines 14:45 October 06, 2016

SEOUL, Oct. 6 (Yonhap) -- The Galaxy Note 7 smartphone of Samsung Electronics Co. has been rated as a cell phone with the lowest electromagnetic radiation level, according to a survey by a technology media website on Thursday.

The survey by CNET's French website showed that the Note 7's specific absorption rate (SAR) for cell phone radiation was 0.249 W/kg (watts per kilogram averaged over one gram of tissue).

Researchers said a lower rate means a safer phone.

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The Galaxy smartphones dominated the list of the top 10 lowest radiation cell phones with the Galaxy S7 Edge coming second with 0.264 W/kg.

The Galaxy A5 ranked third with 0.29 W/kg and the Galaxy S6 came fourth with 0.306 W/kg.

Huawei's P8 Lite came fifth with 0.331 W/kg and Google's Nexus 5X ranked seventh with 0.42 W/kg.

In contrast, Huawei's Honor 8 smartphone was rated as the highest radiation cell phone with 1.5 W/kg.

Apple's iPhone 7 came third with 1.38 W/kg and the iPhone 7 Plus ranked fourth with 1.24 W/kg.
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