The new browser version is supposed to significantly faster then the previous, due to the implementation of the Presto rendering engine (with the expected modifications, of course), which is stated to be able to handle better JavaScript- and Ajax-laden web pages. Opera Mobile 9.5 also comes with an improved Zoom function, several productivity tools like the ability to save pages for offline browsing, Web address auto complete and password manager.

In addition, the browser is Web 2.0-enabled, Widget-ready and has Flash support.

"Opera Mobile is the result of Opera’s unwavering commitment to a vision that puts a true Web experience in the hands of mobile users," said Jon von Tetzchner, CEO, Opera Software. "The improved functionality of Opera Mobile 9.5 and easy access to information has raised the bar on a more compelling mobile Web browsing experience and will further stimulate mobile Internet adoption."

The list of features present in Opera Mobile 9.5 also includes:
– Tabbed browsing
– Improved text wrap
– Page overview, zooming and panning
– Landscape mode
– Call phone number from Web page
– Send link as SMS/MMS
– Send image as SMS/MMS