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France: no excessive ripples on the first 5G phones tested by ANFR

Published on 9/28/2021 1:09 PM

The test battery released Tuesday involved a total of 44 devices, including 13 5Gs. (Photo: 123RF)

Paris – The National Frequency Agency (ANFR) did not detect excessive wavelengths in the first thirteen 5G mobile phones it was able to test, it said in a statement Tuesday.

The thirteen devices are below the maximum threshold set by law for the energy that their waves contribute to the human body (specific absorption rate, SAR).

This threshold is set at 2 watts per kilo for the trunk and 4 watts per kilo for the extremities (hand holding the device, trouser pocket, etc.).

“The first checks carried out in the framework of market surveillance show that the additional contribution of 5G is very low, and only appears when the 4G and 5G antennas of the phone are co-located,” said the ANFR.

Thus, “average increases of 0.4%” were observed for the trunk “and 1.8%” for the extremities.

Every year, the ANFR carries out campaigns to check the energy levels emitted by smartphones in the market.

The test battery released Tuesday involved a total of 44 devices, including 13 5Gs.

Two non-5G Heyou brand devices distributed by Boulanger (EssentielB Heyou 60 and 40) were detected as non-compliant during testing.

A software update has lowered their emission level and made them compatible, according to ANFR.

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