Kindle Fire HD: LG Display LD070WX3-SL01

iFixit: The Kindle Fire HD sports a 7-inch 1280×800 IPS LCD and according to a teardown reveals it is sourced from LGD with the model number LD070WX3-SL01. Here are the specs:

  • Panel Type: a-Si 6-bit WLED edge-lit TFT LCD
  • Sub-Pixel: RGB
  • Pixel Pitch: 0.117×0.117 mm
  • Aspect Ratio: 16:10
  • Display Mode: Normally black
  • Brightness: 450 nits (typical)
  • Contrast Ratio: 800:1 (typical)
  • Colors: 16.7 million (6-bit + Hi-FRC)
  • Response Time: 50 ms (max, Tr+Td)
  • Viewing Angles: 170/170 (CR≥10)
  • Video Signal Interface: 34-pin MIPI (4 data lanes), Panasonic AXT634124
  • Input Voltage: 3.3 V
  • Input Current: 151.5 mA
  • Power Consumption: 0.50 W
  • Operating Temperature: -10 to 60°C
  • Storage Temperature: -20 to 70°C
  • Weight: 85 grams
  • Display Active Area: 94.20×150.7 mm
  • Dimensions: 104.32×161.67×2.12 mm

The cover glass and LCD are fused together, which improves the viewing experience by eliminating the air gap between the two and reducing light refractions. The display sub-assembly is also thinner allowing for an overall thinner tablet. The only downside is it’ll be more expensive to replace, but with a price of US$199 I think most will opt to buy a new one and let the pros handle the fixing and refurbishing.