Samsung first introduced the Galaxy A series some few years back. It was the first in the line of devices built by Samsung with a full metal body design. The phones were well received by consumers hence the need for several successive generations since then, and now a new generation is coming inside 2018.
The Galaxy A series, unlike the S series, which in most cases does not come more than one chipset type is likely going to see a change next year. The Galaxy A5 (2018) which had Exynos 7885 chipset was seen on Geekbench, cannot be ignored. This info is unofficial but the Galaxy A5 (2018) is expected to come with a 14nm chip similar to the 7880 which it replaces, The 4nm Low Power Plus process will be the first to use a next-generation device architecture called Multi-Bridge Channel FET. It will also have two Cortex-A73 cores which have the highest performance in mobile power envelope. It has up to 30% higher performance more than previous versions, in addition to the six A53 cores it already has. The older chipset was the soul of the Galaxy A5 (2017) which has eight A53 cores.
Geekbench database has previously shown a SM-A5300 with a Snapdragon 660 chipset, but the new model with model number SM-A530F and believed to still be the Galaxy A5 (2018) gives a clue of its probable specifications. The Geekbench listing shows the Galaxy A5 2018 features a 4GB RAM and runs on Android 7.1.1 Nougat out of the box. As for the benchmark score, the Exynos 7885-powered A5 (2018) pulled a single core score of 1541 and on the multi-core test, it recorded 4351 points.