Why are the storage options for devices like phones or laptops multiples of 16GB?

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Why are the storage options for devices like phones or laptops multiples of 16GB?

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Memory in the 80’s went up by increasing increments of kilobytes, in powers of two as explained by others here. In the 90’s chips got smaller so you could fit megabytes where you could fit kilobytes. Then memory started to go up by gigabytes.
The flash memory for phones has been following the same pattern.
You’ll see phones in the future with 128/256 GB or greater increments, possibly.

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