After Samsung Galaxy J3 2017 and Galaxy J7 2017 made stops at the Wi-Fi Alliance with Android 8.0 Oreo, it was the turn of the Galaxy J5 2017 to do the same at the end of last week. Multiple variants of the phone have been cleared by the WFA with Oreo 8.0 on board and you do know what this means, right?
For the uninitiated, once a device that’s expected to receive an OS upgrade shows up at the Wi-Fi Alliance with the OS in question running the show, it usually takes a few weeks from the listed date before the device actually receives the update. With this in mind, we can only think of a few weeks as the wait time before Oreo arrives on the Galaxy J5 2017.
This means that we are looking at a potential release date of August or perhaps early September 2018, which matches previous reports that had put the release date to Q3 2018. The cleared variants carry model numbers SM-J530GM, SM-J530GM/DS, SM-J530Y/DS, SM-J530G/DS, SM-J530F/DS, SM-J530G, SM-J530S, SM-J530L, SM-J530F, SM-J530FM/DS, SM-J530YM/DS, SM-J530K, and SM-J530Y.