Deal: the Samsung Galaxy A51 is now free at Verizon

Samsung's Galaxy A51 has been one of the most popular mid-rangers in our database, and now Verizon in the US is set to make it even more so.

The carrier has basically decided to offer the phone for free, if you get the phone on its monthly installment plan. The full retail price of the A51 is still set at $399.99, and that's how much you'll have to shell out if you want to pay for the handset outright.

But if you go the installment route, Verizon will apply bill credits each month, essentially making each payment $0. Before this sudden price drop, you would've needed to pay $16.66...