A Samsung phone with model-number, SM-A530N, understood to be Galaxy A5 (2018), has been listed on the United States government-run FCC (Federal Communications Commission) and also received the necessary certifications, which are mandatory to get before it enters the market.
Back in 2014, Samsung launched the Galaxy Alpha as an upper midrange smartphone.
The Galaxy A5 (2018) is expected to boast 5.5-inch screen having full HD+ (2160x1080p) resolution and 18.5:9 aspect ratio.
Samsung is now rolling out an update that will install the November 1, 2017 Android security patch to the units of the Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) in the United Arab Emirates. Recently, the phone's model number was also found listed on the support page of the official site of Samsung. This included a hint that the screen could be near edge-to-edge similar to the iPhone X. Apart from the display being like the Galaxy S8-like, FCC also reveals the details of the hardware as well as the software.
Although, we are far away from the launch of Samsung's upcoming flagship Galaxy S9, yet rumors are already circling regarding its various features.
The rumours indicate that Galaxy A5 (2018) will have an Infinity display and Exynos 7885 processor. For photography, it supports up to 28-megapixel rear camera, 28-megapixel front camera and also a dual camera setup consisting of a 28-megapixel sensor and a 16-megapixel sensor.
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) is powered by the Exynos 7880 chipset which is comprised of an octa-core ARM Cortex A53 64-bit CPU clocked at up to 1.9GHz and the Mali-T830MP3 GPU. The next-iteration of the A5 along with other A-series phones is expected to be announced in January 2018, probably around CES 2018. Again we'll have to wait and see if this turns out to be true.