Samsung Galaxy J5 (SM-J530F) arrived in the country in June 2017 powered by Android 7.0 Nougat out of the box. Locally, the device received Android 8.1 Oreo in September 2018 and apparently, the Korean company is lining up a second major OS upgrade to Android 9 Pie.
It’s not usual that devices in the Galaxy J5 family receive two major OS upgrades, but we all know how much Samsung software updates have improved in the recent past. We recently saw the Galaxy S8 receiving July 2019 security patches even ahead of the Google Pixels, which is more than impressive, to say the least.
As of this writing, the Wi-Fi Alliance has cleared the Galaxy J5 2017 with Android Pie, suggesting that Samsung is currently testing the OS on the device. As for when the update will begin rolling out, we are looking at anything between four to eight weeks from now.
Samsung is also expected to upgrade a flurry of its devices to the newest Android Q, but the Galaxy J5 2017 won’t be among them. The link below has more details about Samsung devices expected to switch to Q.