After holding off and refraining from purchasing the 2015 Fire 7, I have noticed that the brand new 2017 model is out at the same price as the original; starting at just £49.99 for the 8GB Model.
Online articles have so far mentioned these differences:
'Thinner and lighter, which has an improved screen, longer battery life and more storage' as well as having Alexa built in.
I assume that 'more storage' is from the support for 256gb Micro SD cards now. Screen resolution is the same, but is now IPS. This has finally convinced me to take the plunge and I hope that others will too!
In stock 7th June!
Also: "Buy any 3 all-new Fire tablets and save 20%"