When the device was benchmarked it was listed with Android 7.1.1 Nougat, this could change by the time it is released and it may launch with android 8.0 Nougat. the handset is expected to launch some time in January along with a new Samsung Galaxy A7.
Leaked renders of the Samsung A5 and A7 (2018). WinFuture's Roland Quandt spotted the SM-A530N (SM-A530) model number in the support section of samsung.com in South Korea. The device sports a 5.2-inch Super AMOLED display with a resolution of 1920 by 1080. It'll also have a Samsung Exynos 7885 processor inside, along with 4GB of RAM, while the bodywork will be water proofed.
Just like the rest of the Galaxy S devices before, the Galaxy S9 is expected to come with either Exynos or Snapdragon SoC, depending on where market you're located. If rumours are to be believed, then the phone could also run on the latest OS- Oreo software. Instead, the biometric scanner will be transferred to the back portion, or right below the camera module. It is speculated that this particular model of the A series will bag an improved camera, in comparison to its predecessors. Apart from the variation in possibly the hardware and the software, they will be much similar to their forerunners. It is also noteworthy that Samsung hasn't revealed any details about these upcoming smartphones as of yet.
A Samsung phone with model-number, SM-A530N, understood to be Galaxy A5 (2018), has been listed on the U.S. government-run FCC (Federal Communications Commission) and also received the necessary certifications, which are mandatory to get before it enters the market.