New Delhi

Korean electronics giant Samsung’s India head for mobile phones Vineet Taneja is putting in his papers, people in know of the development told PTI.

The reasons behind his leaving the company or his next assignment could not be ascertained.

When contacted, a Samsung India spokesperson said: “Samsung does not comment on rumour or speculation.” Taneja could not be contacted despite repeated attempts.

Taneja, who is Country Head (Mobile and Digital Imaging) at Samsung India, joined the firm last year from Bharti Airtel where he was serving as the Operations Director (South India and Sri Lanka).

Similar to global trends, Samsung is the market leader in smartphone category (38 percent share) in India too, a segment that grew almost three-fold to over 44 million in 2013.

In the overall mobile phone segment too, it was the number one player with a 19 per cent share in Q4 2013, according to research firm IDC.

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