Xiaomi smart home products gain Google Assistant support and the company is bringing the products to the U.S. This won't be a full range of products at first and it won't include smartphones or other mobile devices, rather it will be the products that are specifically designed for the smart home including the Mi Bedside Lamp, the Mi Smart LED Bulb, and the Mi Smart Plug, all three of which are fairly commonly used products in the home with similar products already being available to U.S. consumers from other brands.
For Xiaomi the announcement is a big one, as it not only expands the functionality of the three items, making them smarter and more cohesive with other smart products, it's also allowing Xiaomi to tap into a big market where the smart home is not just a novel idea but also being adopted widely throughout homes. For consumers, the benefits come in the form of more possible options when choosing things like smart bulbs and lamps. What's more is Xiaomi's Smart Bedside Lamp, Smart LED Bulb, and Smart Plug are all likely to be competitively priced compared to other products of the same type, which means consumers would have to spend less to get a hold of lights and plugs that allow them to turn things off by voice thanks to the Google Assistant technology.
That said, Xiaomi doesn't actually mention a U.S.-based price for any of the three products that it plans to bring over. It does however mention time frames for a release, at least for the Bedside Lamp which will be available sometime in May. In regards to the other two products Xiaomi simply mentions that they'll be available soon, which could sometime next month or later in the Summer, but they're unlikely to launch this month with the lamp. These also won't be the only products that Xiaomi is launching in the U.S. from its smart home line and will just be the "initial selection."