Any Android handset which will release after December 1, 2016 will come with Duo pre-installed and may or may not have Hangouts.
In future Android versions and updates, Google Duo will replace Hangouts as a mandatory pre-installed app. Google Duo is a video calling app and it was announced some time back along with a messaging app called Google Allo.
"We are announcing that Google Duo will replace Hangouts within the suite of core GMS apps, and Hangouts will become GMS Optional for telephony products. This change will take effect on December 1, 2016," Google said in a statement.
However, this doesn't mean Google is killing Hangouts. The app will be always available to download from Play Store.
Though Google has no such plan for Allo, in future we won't be surprised if it becomes an integral part of Android devices and could don the role of default messaging app in Android devices. If it happens, it will be a big boost for Google Allo which is up against some established players like WhatsApp.
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As of now, the update is only for the beta version of app and is currently being tested by the users under beta program.