Las Vegas -- The Huawei subsidiary Honor announced its latest smartphone, the Honor 6X at a CES 2017 press conference Tuesday. The device is a follow up to the Honor 5X, which the manufacturer launched at CES 2016 to introduce the Honor brand to the U.S. Since then the Honor 5X has sold 11 million handsets worldwide, according to Honor president George Zhao.

Honor is aiming for greater commercial success with the Honor 6X by outfitting it with a larger display and battery, a faster processor and a dual-lens camera.

The Honor 6X features a 5.5-inch Full HD display, a Huawei Kirin 655 octa-core chip, a 3GB RAM/32GB internal storage configuration and a 4GB RAM/64GB internal storage configuration, a 3,340 mAh battery and the Huawei EMUI 4.1 overlay running over Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Its camera set up includes 12-megapixel and 2-megapixel dual configuration for the rear and a 8-megapixel front facing camera, in addition to several camera modes, such as splash, which gray scales certain aspects of a photo while leaving other aspects in color.

Color options for the Honor 6X include silver, grey and gold.

The smaller configuration will sell for $249.99 starting Jan. 4 for several European and Middle Eastern markets, while the it will be available for preorder in the U.S. starting Jan. 4 and release officially Jan. 15. The larger configuration will sell for $299.99 and will be available later during the first quarter of 2017.