High radiation level in smartphones

High radiation level in smartphones

Apple and Samsung consider this a very unfortunate situation. A lawsuit against them was brought in the District Court of California. The plaintiffs are asking the court to order both manufacturers to pay for medical follow-up, as well as damages for which the amount has not been specified.

Apple and Samsung consider this a very unfortunate situation. A lawsuit against them was brought in the District Court of California. The plaintiffs are asking the court to order both manufacturers to pay for medical follow-up, as well as damages for which the amount has not been specified.

Last August, the American newspaper Chicago Tribune published a survey on the radiation level of smartphones. Of the eleven phones tested, from Apple, Samsung, Motorola and BLU, the results were unequivocal: the four iPhone 7, X, 8 and 8 Plus, and the three Samsung S9, S8 and J3, showed radiation levels well above the legal standard set by the FCC, the US Federal Communications Commission.

For the iPhone, the recorded radio frequency level was more than twice the legal limit. And it was even worse for the Samsung. According to Chicago Tribune tests, the Galaxy S8 would emit 8.22 W/kg, five times more than the FCC’s recommended level of 1.6 W/kg.

Levels 500 times higher than the authorized limits

To build a solid case, the law firm representing the two class actions, FeganScot, has hired an FCC-accredited laboratory to conduct tests on Apple and Samsung smartphones. Tests that confirmed the observations made by the American newspaper: the phones of both manufacturers emit radiofrequency radiation much higher than that recommended by the authorities.

“Apple and Samsung smartphones have changed the way we live. Adults, teenagers and children wake up to check their e-mails, play games or do professional or academic exercises on their smartphones. They carry these devices in their pockets all day long and literally fall asleep with them in their beds,” said Beth Fegan, the lawyer in charge of the case. “Manufacturers told consumers that it was safe, so we knew it was important to test the exposure to radiofrequency radiation and see if it was true.

That is not true. The independent results confirm that radiofrequency radiation levels far exceed the federal exposure limit, with exceedances of up to 500 percent when phones are used in the way Apple and Samsung encourage us. Consumers deserve to know the truth.

It remains to be seen whether the complaint will result in a judgment in favour of consumers. The question of the harmful effects of radiofrequency radiation on humans has not yet been resolved. According to some scientists, mobile phone radiation is indeed harmful, for others, no tangible evidence has been provided to date.

OnePlus 8 Lite: How OnePlus seeks to strengthen its position in the mid-range market

OnePlus has a surprise for you. According to a new report from the Twitter@OnLeaks account, which has already caused multiple leaks in the past, OnePlus is actively preparing for the release of a new mid-range smartphone, the One Plus 8 Lite.

This new model would keep the appearance of its predecessor, but still make some hardware concessions, notably by moving from three to two photo sensors, and by opting for a less powerful processor.

OnePlus consolidates its position in the West

Given the huge fiasco that OnePlus X was in 2015, we imagine that the Chinese company will take as many guarantees as possible to avoid another debacle. However, the brand’s popularity is much higher than it was four years ago. In India, OnePlus has even overtaken Apple and Samsung.

The brand is now seeking to establish itself in the West on a long-term basis by setting up in each country. His latest devices were no longer only sold online but also at some retailers. A change in strategy that has allowed OnePlus to reach a much wider audience.

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