Amazon Kindle Fire: LD070WS2-SL05


  • Don’t be fooled by the display’s current state of black lifelessness. When powered on, the LG-manufactured 7″ (diagonal) display gives users an eye-pleasing array of 16 million colors at a resolution of 1024 x 600 pixels.
  • Sharing the screen with friends and family is made easy thanks to the application of In-Plane Switching (IPS) which allows for a wider viewing angle.

From what I could find the LG Display manufactured LD070WS2 line of 7-inch LCDs have these specifications:

  • Brightness: 400 nits
  • Contrast Ratio: 800:1
  • Viewing Angles: 85/85/85/85
  • BLU Light Source: LED
  • Colors: 16.7 million

I’m not certain the LD070WS2-SL05 is 8-bit. Most likely it’s 6-bit plus A-FRC to simulate 16.7 million colors. Another interesting spec is the 170/170 viewing angle. Most IPS LCDs sport viewing angles of 178/178 with a minimum contrast ratio of 10:1.

Update: Anand Lai Shimpi, AnandTech, took display measurements and they look quite good:

  • Brightness (white): 399 nits
  • Brightness (black): 0.45 nits
  • Contrast Ratio: 892:1

The Kindle Fire beats the iPad and iPad 2 in terms of white brightness, comes behind both iPads in black levels, and lands in between the two iPads in contrast ratio.