If you're in the market for an Android tablet you'll have fewer devices to choose from today than you did a few years ago. However, if it's a device that offers enough power to get your daily work done and help with image processing on the go you are after, Samsung has just launched an interesting new option.

With a 10.5" 2560 x 1600 Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 835 chipset and 4GB of RAM the Samsung Galaxy Tab S4 is aimed at the productivity market and squarely competing with Apple's iPad Pro.

The Tab S4 comes with an S-Pen stylus and supports Samsung's DeX platform that replaces the conventional Android UI with something much closer to a desktop OS including multiple windows, drag and drop, improved file access and keyboard shortcuts.

The new tablet can be unlocked via iris scanning or facial unlock but does not offer a fingerprint reader

DeX can be activated manually but also launches automatically when the Book Cover Keyboard accessory is attached. The latter offers a laptop-like writing experience while also protecting the device when closed. In addition you have the option to attach an external monitor via an HDMI to USB-C multi-port adapter.

In terms of security the new tablet can be unlocked via iris scanning or facial unlock but unusually does not offer a fingerprint reader. You can choose between 64 or 256GB of internal memory and can expand the capacity via microSD card which should be useful for anybody dealing with large media files.

According to Samsung the 7,300 mAh battery offers 16 hours of video playback time. 4 AKG-tuned speakers with Dolby surround sound and a 3.5mm headphone jack are on board as well.

With a 13MP resolution and fast F1.9 aperture the built-in camera is not quite on the same level as Samsung's recent smartphones

With a 13MP resolution (1.12µm pixel size) and fast F1.9 aperture the built-in camera is not quite on the same level as Samsung's recent smartphones but should allow for the occasional emergency shot with decent image quality when no other camera is to hand.

You can already preorder the new tablet, with shipments starting August 10th. The 64GB version will set you back $650, the 256GB version is $750. The keyboard cover is a hefty $149.99 on its own but thankfully you get 50% off if you order it in a bundle with the Tab 4 between now and and September 8th on Samsung's website.