In tradition every Google branded devices will be the first to receive the latest Android OS and in a normal way the rest of the manufacturers will follow later. Till now, the (still unannounced) smartphone from HTC, the HTC Bolt which will be probably be released at this month will become HTC’s first smarphone that will run Android Nougat out of the box and will be the first non-Google device that runs Nougat. According to HTC ROM developer LlabTooFeR, the HTC Bolt will run Android Nougat with Sense 8 UI.
Unfortunately there is no information known of the specifications of the Bolt, but it is expected that it features some features of the HTC 10 like a metal body and a fingerprint scanner on the front. If we got more about the Bolt we will share it of course.