Next Big, the parent company of Opera, announced on Monday that it would begin offering its battery operated browser in the U.S. later this year.
The new browser will run on the current version of the Opera browser, but will feature a new battery-saving mode called “Opera Battery”.
“Opera’s battery-operated browser will deliver significantly better performance than the current Opera browser on the web,” Next Big wrote in a blog post.
“Operas battery-optimized browser is optimized for the web, delivering faster, better performance and improved battery life, while also providing improved security and privacy protections.”
Opera announced its plans to start offering its browser in November, but didn’t specify when the company will begin shipping it.
The company previously announced that it was planning to ship the browser to consumers at some point this year, and now it’s finally starting to make its announcement.
Opera’s new browser is the latest addition to the company’s already robust portfolio of browser versions, which also includes Firefox, Opera Mini, Edge and even Chrome.
It’s also the first browser to support Internet Explorer 10, and it’s also one of the first to include native support for mobile devices like the iPhone, Android and Windows Phones.
The browser is set to be released in the second half of the year.